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Farage: Trump's attacks on Bill Clinton were 'fair game'

Nigel Farage has said Donald Trump's attacks on Bill Clinton about the former president's alleged sexual misconduct were "fair game" during the second presidential debate.

The acting Ukip leader told reporters it would have been "wrong" for Hillary Clinton to have "moralised" Mr Trump without the Republican presidential candidate answering back.

Mr Farage added that Donald Trump was "in control" during the debate, and insisted that Mrs Clinton "played second fiddle to him right throughout the evening".

"He's had a very awkward and deeply embarrassing 48 hours, but he's come out of this tonight strong and he goes into Las Vegas with a big psychological edge," Mr Farage said.


Steven Woolfe in 'life-threatening condition'

Raheem Kassem said Steven Woolfe was in a 'life-threatening' condition Credit: PA

Ukip's Steven Woolfe is in a "life-threatening" condition following an altercation with fellow party MEPs in Strasbourg.

Mr Woolfe, who turned 49 today, was taken ill after walking out on a vote at the European Parliament.

Woolfe, who declared on Wednesday his intention to run as party leader, was reported by Nigel Farage to be in a "serious" condition upon being taken to hospital.

Fellow leadership contender Raheem Kassem tweeted that he believed Woolfe was in a "life-threatening" condition.

Farage: 'Waterloo attack could be reason for resignation'

Nigel Farage has said he thinks Diane James' decision to quit as leader of Ukip could have been because of an attack she experienced at Waterloo Station.

Shortly after winning the leadership contest, Ms James was spat on and verbally abused on a train platform. Mr Farage said the incident could have caused "a realisation that she'd taken on a job that was going to be 24/7 that was going to involve her having security with her the whole time, I mean you take this job, your life is no longer your own".

The acting Ukip leader added that he would much rather Ms James recognised that the job was not for her now rather than months after accepting the position saying it "isn't where we need to be but it's not the end of the world."

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