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Farage: 'Vote to stay in EU will spell end of steel industry'

Row brews over whether staying or remaining in the EU is better for British steel industry Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

Ukip's Nigel Farage has claimed today that voting to remain in the EU will spell the "end of the steel industry in this country" whilst voting Leave will give it a "fighting chance".

The vote Remain camp has refuted Farage's claims as "misleading" and stated Britain's steel industry "could face more barriers to international trade if Britain left Europe".


Nigel Farage: PM 'hasn't asked for anything' in EU deal

The leader of the UK Independence Party has told Good Morning Britain he thinks David Cameron will secure a deal with EU leaders on reform of the union, because "he hasn't asked for anything".

David Cameron held an overnight meeting with the French President to try to secure agreement on an EU reform deal Credit: Reuters

David Cameron is embarking on a final round of talks today in Brussels with the leader of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, as well as Jean-Claude Junker the President of the European Commission.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who was set to speak to the prime minister today before being dropped from the schedule, says David Cameron will be starting from a "weak" position when he calls a referendum on his return on Friday.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says the prime minister is starting from a "weak" position in his campaign to keep Britain in the EU Credit: Good Morning Britain

When he called this referendum just over two years ago, he said if I win the election the British people will get a vote, he talked about a fundamental change in our relationship with Europe, that isn't even being discussed.

And the key issue, the number one issue in Britain is can we reduce the levels of migration, coming into Britain from Europe and frankly the so-called deal doesn't even address that.

– Nigel Farage, UKIP leader


Farage dodges resignation question

Ukip's eurosceptic party leader Nigel Farage has dodged the question of whether or not he will resign if his party loses its bid to get Britain to leave the EU.

Farage, who said today that he will be focusing all his efforts on the upcoming in/out referendum, refused to answer the question when ITV spoke to him following his keynote speech at Ukip's annual party conference today.

He told ITV News: "Well no, we're going to win the referendum".

Farage: This is the moment to put country before party

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has told party members that "this is the moment to put country before party" as he added more fuel to his campaign to get the British public to opt out of the EU.

Addressing delegates at his party's annual political conference the staunch eurosceptic said Britain was facing a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to distance itself from European regulations and voters needed to consider what would be best for the country.

He said: "This is the moment to put country before party. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get back the independence and self-government of this nation.

"Our message is clear, we want our country back."

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