The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said:
Since I first met Sir Patrick when he dominated a UKIP stage in 1999, he has been a friend and an inspiration. Not only to us in UKIP, but across the country and around the world.
Today we have seen the passing of a true great, and a true Englishman.
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