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Nigel Farage refuses to apologise for Breaking Point poster

Nigel Farage today responded to claims that he had apologised over the controversial Breaking Point poster.

The Ukip leader responded to questions after his final leve speech of the EU referendum campiagn, saying "I cannot apologise for the truth".

He added that the picture showed "what is wrong with the European Union".

The poster has been heavily criticised. Credit: Reuters

What does Lancaster make of the referendum?

  • ITV News report by Martin Geissler

The city of Lancaster is set to be Britain's bellwether town for the EU referendum, which means that the way the city votes should indicate the way that the whole country will vote.

Young voters in the city felt unsure about whether they had enough facts to make an informed decision, whereas older people were more confident in the way they were going to vote.

Lancaster's results will be expected at around 3.30am on Friday morning.


Tusk appeals to UK voters: 'Stay with us'

Donald Tusk urged Britain to stay in the EU. Credit: APTN

European Council President Donald Tusk told British voters "stay with us" days before the UK goes to the polls over its EU membership.

He warned that a Brexit would weaken not just Europe but the Western world.

"I would like to appeal to the British citizens, on behalf, I know that for a fact, of almost all Europeans and European leaders: Stay with us," he said.

But he said despite the risks, they would keep up the determination to spend on the Eurozone in the future.

We are aware of the risks... that could come with a possible Brexit. In no way are we downplaying the economic cost that would accompany a potential Brexit. I have no doubt however that we are already prepared for the day after referendum.

– European Council President Donald Tusk

Leading Tory defects to Remain over 'hate and xenophobia'

Baroness Warsi Credit: Reuters

Leading Conservative Baroness Warsi has switched from supporting Leave to Remain, accusing some Brexit campaigners of spreading "hate and xenophobia".

The former Foreign Office minister said the final straw was a Ukip poster showing migrants queuing up to get into Europe under the slogan "Breaking Point".

Lady Warsi told The Times: "That 'breaking point' poster really was - for me - the breaking point to say, 'I can't go on supporting this'.

"Are we prepared to tell lies, to spread hate and xenophobia just to win a campaign? For me that's a step too far."

The newspaper originally had "defects" in its headline but later changed it to "walks out".

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweeted:

Lady Warsi was the first female Muslim to ever attend Cabinet, and was previously chair of the Conservative Party.

She resigned from the Government in 2014, saying she could not support its position on the conflict in Gaza.

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