Interesting as you say @tommor.
We know the critical percentage for getting any seats is around 14% - so it’s pretty close for the Brexit Party.
We also knw that the Brexit vote for a “No deal” was huge in the MEP elections and that Nigel is setting his sights on the “Northern seats,” Midlands and South Wales among others.
He has promised to do a complete critique of the “rehashed Theresa May Surrender Treaty” presented by Boris so as to give proper information as to what it actually entails.
I can see that he would say that he is not standing, so as to deflect atention away from the cynical and childish focus which his last attempt to gain a seat attracted - with every “tom ■■■■ and Sheila” standing against him and the huge media attention that gained.
However, Nominatons close around 14 November as I understand it and if the Tories continue their petulant rejection of a “deal” with him, I can sort of see a “last minute nomination” - say in "Boris’s constituency " !
We may also see him challenge later at a By-Election, but of course he is still an MEP and does a lot of good for the cause in Brussels (Apart from the 4 days a month when they ship the whole thing across to Strasbourg at YOUR expense ! - WHY do they do that I wonder ?)
Anyhow interesting times - and we’ll watch with interest how it all unravels now the Voters DO actually have some real choices !