LAST week The Conservative Woman challenged each of the Tory leadership aspirants to include Nigel Farage in his or her Brexit negotiating team.

Farage had thrown down the gauntlet after the Brexit party’s landslide in the EU elections, demanding a seat at the Brexit negotiating table, and we remarked: ‘If representing 5million people who voted to get Britain out of the EU and if heading the largest political group in the EU Parliament does not qualify you a place in the team, it is hard to know what does.’

Now Donald Trump has gone one step further and is calling for Farage to be put in charge of the negotiations. The US President told the Sunday Times it was a mistake for the Tories not to involve him.

‘I like Nigel a lot. He has a lot to offer,’ said Mr Trump. ‘He is a very smart person. They won’t bring him in. Think how well they would do if they did. They just haven’t figured that out yet.’

We agree – but how many of the Tory leadership hopefuls do? How many would be bold enough to buck their party’s trend, take up the the offer and embrace Nigel as well as no-deal? Any?

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