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The British National Party is attempting to re-register as a British political party after it was struck off the list of recognised parties earlier this year.
The far-right group was removed after it failed to submit an annual official notification and a £25 fee to the watchdog The Electoral Commission.
It has now launched an eleventh-hour effort to regain its status in time for the general election.
Party statements have been published on the Commission's website as part of its formal attempt to be reinstated.
The BNP has previously blamed a "clerical error" for the de-registration and insisted it would field candidates for the London mayor race and some local elections once it is reinstated.
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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has played down the threat of UKIP as British politics' third party, saying Nigel Farage stands no chance of gaining power.
Latest polling data suggested the Lib Dems would claim just 13 per cent of the vote at a General Election, behind Farage's party.
But Mr Clegg told Daybreak "there is two years to go" until the next election and added: "No one seriously thinks - even the greatest advocates of UKIP - that Nigel Farage is going to be the next Prime Minister."
UKIP will win the next elections for the European Parliament, UKIP economics spokesman Godfrey Bloom said today, after leader Nigel Farage confirmed that he will stand for parliament in the 2015 general election.
"It was, I reckoned, a no brainer that we were bound to come first in 2014 and that's clearly, I think, what's going to happen," he told the Sunday Politics.
He said the party's priority was now to get elected to the Westminster Parliament so they could challenge Mr Cameron directly.
"I'd love to see Nigel Farage get at his throat at Prime Minister's question time. That's our ambition," he said.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has confirmed that he will stand for parliament in the 2015 general election.
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, he said: "June 2014 we have a European election that is the day which I believe UKIP can cause an earthquake in British politics.
"I want to lead the party into that thereafter yes I will stand for a seat in 2015.
He added that his party was "not some little pressure group that will go away."