European elections: Why have anti-Brexit parties failed to agree a joint slate and how much damage will it cause?

Brexit Explained: Hopes of a pro-EU surge at the ballot box have been hit by infighting among Remain parties that will split the vote

Rob Merrick
Deputy Political Editor
Thursday 18 April 2019 17:36
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Anti-Brexit parties have been licking their lips over the reinstated elections for the European parliament – and the prospect of the new pro-EU mood in some of the nation reaping rewards at the ballot box.

Now those dreams are turning to dust because of the twin combination of their old foe Nigel Farage and infighting reminiscent of a famous scene from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

They can’t do much about Mr Farage – whose canny decision to name his new outfit the Brexit Party is already a stunning success – but the rest of it looks like a classic own goal.

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