So if Boris Johnson, for example, becomes the new Prime Minister, his promise to implement a no-deal Brexit if he can’t get a better deal is impossible, because he doesn’t have the numbers to get such an option through parliament.
However he could run the rope right out to the end, and when arriving at 31st October simply say “right, we’re out”. All he has to do is make sure that he (or other incumbent) remains in the saddle until after the final expiry, without giving ground to those who might plead for ‘another’ extension. In that respect we probably have Macron and Salvini on the side of Brexit.
[ never thought I would find anything ‘nice’ to say about that weasel Macron ]
Farage is leading British right-wing voters down the opposite path
Farage is not leading British right-wing voters. Farage is a master of ‘grandstanding’, which means he can publicly slag-off other public figures to the mirth of the audience without actually achieving anything. He is not responsible for Brexit, the EU are responsible for Brexit as has been pointed out by the German opposition party leader (or maybe she was in the German MEP group) who pointed out to Tusk and or Jean-Claude Juncker (Salary: €306,655 annually) that ‘they’ should have given the British what they were asking for, because the resulting budgetary hole will fall to Germany to fill … and they cannot afford it.