NIGEL Farage last night faced renewed Brexiteer demands to stand down from key Labour marginals after handing Boris Johnson an election tonic.
The Brexit Party boss agreed to “put country before party” by removing his candidates from all 317 seats won by the Tories in 2017.
But senior Tory Eurosceptics immediately joined his own allies to insist the offer did not go anywhere near far enough to stop a Jeremy Corbyn government.
Instead, they insisted Mr Farage must also halt Brexit Party candidates from contesting the crucial Labour-held marginals that the Tories are targeting.
The news comes as:
Mr Johnson, who yesterday supped a pint in a Wolverhampton pub, must win at least 30 of them to be confident of a Conservative majority in the Commons on December 12.
Brexit Party wannabe MPs fighting them risk splitting the Leave vote and allowing Labour to cling on.
The development came as the Tories today launch their second major attack on Labour’s economic credibility in a week.
Chancellor Sajid Javid will publish a dossier to reveal workers will have to pay an extra £2,400 a year in tax to pay for the biggest Labour Party spending black hole of all time.
His analysis reveals a gap of £374billion in Labour’s day-to-day spending plans, for which ordinary workers may be left having to pick up the tab.