Farage yesterday announced that after “thinking hard” he would not stand as an MP in the election and that his efforts would be better spent supporting his party members contesting seats.
The Brexit Party leader added: “If I can help get enough Brexit Party MPs into Parliament, I’ve done my job.”
He said he felt his party’s best chance of infiltrating Parliament would be to target Labour-held leave seats in the Midlands, south Wales and the north-east.
“Those Labour voters that have been completely betrayed by the Labour Party. They are my number one target," Farage said.
“When you go out to these Labour constituencies that voted leave and are now represented by Remainer MPs there’s more anger about the lack of representation than in any other part of the country.”
He hopes the December election goes the way of 2015 after claiming UKIP was the reason for David Cameron’s majority.
He told Good Morning Britain: “I led UKIP in the 2015 General Election. I had all the same stuff, all the same arguments.
“The UKIP vote took more votes from Labour than it did from the Tories, Cameron wouldn’t have even got a majority without UKIP.”
Farage also accused the Conservatives of “conceited arrogance” as he announced his candidates could snub Johnson’s chance at election victory.
Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees Mogg, hit back and suggested he should “stand aside and leave Brexit to the Conservatives”.
Talking to LBC radio, Rees Mogg said: “I think he would be well advised to recognise that that [Brexit] battle he won. He should be really proud of his political career.
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“It would be a great shame if he carries on fighting after he was already won’t o snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
“I understand why Nigel Farage would want to carry on campaigning because he has been campaigning for the best part of 30 years and it must be hard to retire from the field.
“But that is what he ought to do.”
Farage last week declared a November 15 ultimatum for a Tory-Brexit Party election pact, after President Donald Trump said the two would make an “unstoppable force”.
Although senior Tory MPs have ruled out an alliance, there are fears the Brexit Party will take the votes of Leavers angry about Johnson’s failure to deliver the exit on the October 31 deadline.
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said: “Nigel Farage risks being the man who threw away Brexit when it is there to be done.”