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Farage says Tory attacks on UKIP will backfire

UKIP leader Nigel Farage spoke to ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby. Photo: ITV News

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has shrugged off attacks made by the Conservatives as his party prepares for its most important test at the polls.

Over the weekend, Conservative Cabinet minister Ken Clarke branded UKIP politicians "clowns" with no "positive" policies.

The Minister without Portfolio said, "It's very tempting to vote for a collection of clowns or indignant, angry people who promise that somehow they will allow you to take your revenge on the people who caused it".

But Mr Farage told ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby that the attacks will backfire during the local elections on Thursday.

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