Tory MP calls for UKIP pact

Senior Tory MP Michael Fabricant is set to call on David Cameron to make an election pact with the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and offer its leader Nigel Farage a job in Government.

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Farage: UKIP will not 'pack up its tents and go home'

Nigel Farage has insisted that the UK Independence Party would not be "bought off" by the offer of a position in government.

Speaking on Sky News, he rejected a call by Tory MP Michael Fabricant for the Conservatives and UKIP to form an election pact.

The UKIP leader said:

There is a problem, Michael Fabricant thinks we can be bought off with me being offered a post in government and then UKIP then packing up their tents and going home, well that is not going to happen.

We are a different political party with a full manifesto.

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