UKIP: Cameron is stumbling block to election pact

UKIP's deputy-leader Paul Nuttall told me they wouldn't countenance any sort of electoral pact with the Tories while David Cameron is at the helm.

He said:

It would be very difficult for us to go for it, if the leader and Prime Minister describes us as 'closet racists' and has given cast iron guarantees on Europe in the past which he has gone back on.

He also denied that highlighting the case of the Rotherham foster parents whose children were taken away because they were members of UKIP was a political stunt.

"They came to us at the end of their tether," he said.

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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.