Nigel Farage and the Brexit party are extremely unpopular amongst all the other political parties in Parliament. The Conservative party has just rejected Farage's recent overture concerning a general election pact, confirming that Farage is persona non grata with them.
Therefore, it would be in the interest of all parties currently represented in Westminster to do the following:
- Avoid calling an early general election (i.e. before 2022). This would completely neutralize the current activites of the Brexit Party which are concentrated on mobilizing prospective MPs for all parliamentary constituencies.
- Get May's withdrawal treaty minus the backstop passed into law as a prelude to reapplying for EU membership, thus completely removing any raison d'etre of Brexit party (which is to achieve a clean Brexit under WTO rules).
There has been no discussion of these options anywhere in the Press, hence the question of whether this option has been put forward by any of the parties.