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Clashes on final day of UKIP conference

UKIP's annual conference ended in Margate today with the Party claiming it was more united than ever. Outside the venue there were scuffles between anti-UKIP protesters and competing protesters from the far right. There were no injuries but police say a woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault. The march though was largely peaceful and attracted about 250 people. We hear from UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Transport spokeswoman Jill Seymour.


Comedian Al Murray kick-starts election campaign

Who said politics was boring? The comedian Al Murray arrived in Kent today, to kick start his campaign to get elected as South Thanet's MP.

It's already looking like an interesting fight there - Nigel Farage hopes to win the seat from the Tories too. And with policies like Getting the Channel Tunnel bricked up, and making Thanet the capital of the country, Al Murray's campaign was already likely to attract plenty of attention.

He got off the Javelin at Margate Station, and managed his first photo opportunity outside Dreamland. Trouble is - it was the wrong constituency.

Fred and Sangeeta linked to our Pollitical Correspondent, Phil Hornby.


Polish plumber furious at Ukip remarks

On the eve of the Rochester and Strood by-election, UKIP candidate Mark Reckless has come under fire for suggesting that migrants settled in Britain could be asked to leave.

In an ITV Meridian hustings debate he was asked what should happen - if Britain left the EU - to a Polish plumber settled in Rochester with his children in local schools. His answer has been described as "the language of repatriation" by political opponents.

Our political reporter Phil Hornby - who presented the debate - reports from Westminster with the latest on the row dominating the final hours of campaigning. Interviewees: Andrzej Charczuk, Polish plumber and Chris Bryant MP, Labour campaign co-ordinator.

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