Farage has no interest in winning seats in parliament at this stage,they're worth fuck all to him. The whole point of the Brexit party is to pressure the Tories into a no deal Brexit,that's what both him and the party are being funded to achieve. He knows if he splits the vote it will give Corbyn a great chance of getting into power and he can forget about no deal. That's why he's offering Johnson an electoral pact. Corbyn has been shit on Brexit but he's outmanouvred Dominic Cummings so far and if he can get through October without Brexit or an election happening,he'll be in a strong position. They'll do a deal with the SNP after the next election if the numbers add up. It's hard to see how Johnson gets out of the corner he's backed himself into. It's like hes learned nothing from Teresa May who screwed herself with her own red lines. He's putting it out there that he won't obey the law and ask for an extension so now if he backs down on that hard Brexiters will hammer him. If he sticks to it he's open to be prosecuted and if it results in a no deal Brexit he'll spend the rest of his days defending himself against lawsuits from businesses and companies financially harmed by it. He should of never raised the prospect he'd ignore the bill,nobody would have criticised him for obeying the law if he hadn't of raised the possibility he wouldn't. Between that,proroguing(I cant spell that)parliament and removing the whip from very popular Tories,he's creating problems for himself.