NIGEL Farage has accused the Tories of intimidating his Brexit Party candidates and revealed he is considering not voting.
Mr Farage claimed one of Boris Johnson’s top advisers offered eight of his key allies peerages as part of an attempt to get him to stand down more candidates at the General Election.
He named Ed Lister as behind the alleged plot, which he claimed was “something that borders on corruption”.
In a YouTube video Mr Farage said he believed the Prime Minister was unaware.
He said: “Our people are now coming under relentless phone calls, emails and abuse and being told they must stand down. It’s a complete and utter disgrace.
“There’s a full scale attempt to stop men and women freely putting themselves up before the electorate.
“You would’ve thought this was Venezuela, even before Jeremy Corbyn got in.” The Tories hit back at the allegations.
‘BORDERS ON CORRUPTION’
A spokesman said: “Neither the Conservative party, nor its officials, have offered Brexit Party candidates jobs or peerages. We don’t do electoral pacts.”
And a senior Tory source added: “The louder Farage is, the louder the b*******.
“Nigel can’t deliver Brexit, but he could end up blocking it. His outburst is a result of this fact dawning on him.”
During rallies in Hull and Grimsby Mr Farage also said he was unlikely to vote for any party after axing the Brexit Party candidate in his Kent constituency.
He reckoned: “I very much doubt I’ll vote.”
In Hull Mr Farage angered locals when he confused the East Yorks city with South Yorks.
The ex-Apprentice star Michelle Dewberry, who is standing for the party, joked she had “given him the evil eyes”.
Meanwhile two more Brexit Party candidates have stood down.
Rupert Lowe withdrew in Dudley North, which Labour holds by just 22 votes, and Andy Wood pulled out in Hove, while endorsing his Conservative rival.
MEP Lance Forman also said candidates should get together with Tories in marginal seats.