Nigel Farage names the Conservatives he believes could save Brexit as pressure on Boris Johnson intensifies

Boris Johnson has faced increasing threats over his role following a narrow confidence vote victory

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Nigel Farage has revealed the figures within the Conservative Party he feels could save Brexit.

The former Brexit Party leader spoke about the importance of getting "someone with vision" as he expressed doubt over Boris Johnson's future, saying the current Prime Minister will not be in charge come the next general election.

Asked about who could take the reins, Farage said on GB News that it seems "inevitable" Boris Johnson will be forced out of his position.

Nigel Farage says he wants a Prime Minister who will champion the opportunities of Brexit.
Nigel Farage says he wants a Prime Minister who will champion the opportunities of Brexit.

He said: "They've got to get somebody with a vision, you need a Prime Minister who doesn't say Brexit is 'damage limitation,' but says that Brexit is a 'fabulous opportunity to reach out to a great big world'.

"I'm not going to give you a name, I haven't got one, maybe Priti Patel, maybe Nadhim Zahawi, maybe the local MP here [Penny Mordaunt], I don't know."

Farage spoke about who could be in the offing for the role during Farage at Large in Portsmouth.

Boris Johnson continues to face scrutiny over his future after narrowly surviving a confidence vote on Monday.

Priti Patel could be a frontrunner should Boris Johnson lose his premiership.
Priti Patel could be a frontrunner should Boris Johnson lose his premiership.

The Prime Minister is looking to convince his own party after 148 of his own MPs – or 41% – voted on Monday to kick him out of No 10.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee, said leadership rules could be changed to allow another confidence vote within the next 12 months.

Mr Johnson warned of a 1970s-style “wage-price spiral” if pay packets increase in line with soaring prices as he set out an extension of the right to buy scheme to housing association tenants.

The Prime Minister also announced a “benefits to bricks” scheme on Thursday to allow welfare payments to secure mortgages as he sought to get his embattled premiership back on track.

He pledged a review of the mortgage market under plans to help renters onto the property ladder after surviving a bruising Tory revolt against his leadership.

But he suggested in a major speech in Blackpool there should be restraint on wage rises on the day the cost of a full tank of petrol for a family car exceeded £100 for the first time.

Calling for caution in the face of rapidly rising inflation, Mr Johnson warned the Government would “fan the flames of further price increases” if it tried to spend its way out of the cost-of-living crisis.