A row of senior MPs has erupted over whether Nigel Farage should be allowed back into the Conservatives. Mr Farage is a huge presence at this year's gathering, returning to a Tory conference for the first time in decades. As former Ukip and Brexit Party leader, he has been filmed socialising with Tory big beasts like Liz Truss and Dame Priti Patel, dancing and singing with MPs at last night's GB News party. Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg said that Mr Farage 'is widely a Tory and always has been'. I'm a friend of Nigel's, I think he's a very effective campaigner and I think most of his political views are views I share. Will they let you in through the front door? And now you're asking, will he let me in the party? Asked whether he would be open to joining the party, Mr Farage said:'s put the tax rate up to the highest in over 70 years, that has allowed net migration to run at over half a million a year, that has not used Brexit to deregulate and help small businesses. He added that what he's seeing at this year's Tory conference is arguments he's been making for years, including ECHR and Net Zero. A wing of the Tory Party is now echoing his arguments, and half of the party would welcome him but half would not.