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Nigel Farage outlines main condition to trigger his political comeback

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Nigel Farage discusses possibility of comeback

Nigel Farage hinted he could make a political comeback if Britain changes to a different voting system.

The GB News presenter said he “might get involved again” if the UK ditches the current first-past-the-post system for proportional representation.

His comments come amid speculation Labour could introduce proportional representation if Sir Keir Starmer takes power at the next general election.

Mr Farage dropped the comeback hint during an interview with former David Cameron adviser Phillip Blond.

Mr Blond said: “If we get Labour and if we get proportional representation everything changes.”

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Mr Farage replied: “Yes, well I tell you what, I might get involved again if we get proportional representation and it would be a very, very different world.”

The GB News presenter then asked: “Final thought on that, there are some that think proportional representation would give us a permanent centre-left majority and yet looking at the Brexit result in a referendum that’s not guaranteed at all is it?”

Mr Blond said: “I don’t think it is guaranteed and I think we are splitting down the middle like America.

“The situation for ordinary people in this country isn’t going to get any better.

“We haven’t solved the productivity crisis so therefore we don’t have the money to support people and that goes back arguably even before the financial crisis.

“All of our governing classes have conventional ideas that have failed and will continue to fail.

“Therefore the chances of breakup, fragmentation and entropy are very much on the cards.”

Under proportional representation, the distribution of seats corresponds closely with the proportion of the total votes cast for each party.

The UK currently uses first-past-the-post to elect MPs to Parliament.

The country is divided into 650 constituencies and the candidate with the most votes in each seat becomes the MP.

But the system means smaller parties do not gain fair representation and can encourage tactical voting if people think their vote will have little chance of helping elect their candidate.

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