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Tories in pole position with commanding lead

While UK PM Boris Johnson appears to be a more natural political campaigner than Mrs May, he remains untested in the heat of a general election campaign.

While the net impact of Mr Farage's decision remains uncertain, Mr Johnson (left) hopes it will play into his election game plan for Dec 12 which is to try to frame the election as much as possible around Brexit.

NIGEL Farage announced on Monday that he will not field Brexit Party candidates in any of the 300-plus constituencies which the ruling Conservatives won at the last election. The move could provide a fillip to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's party and a critical question is now, as in 2017,...

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