Farage on MEP defection: 'That woman is impossible'

The Press Association political correspondent James Tapsfield has tweeted reaction from UKIP leader Nigel Farage to MEP Marta Andreasen's defection to the Conservatives:

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Farage on Marta Andreasen defection: "Conservative Party deserve what's coming to them. The woman is impossible."

Read more: Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship on why Andreasen's switch to the Tories is a blow to Farage's party

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UKIP MEP defects to Tories

The MEP Marta Andreasen has defected from the UK Independence Party to the Conservatives, saying it was partly due to UKIP leader not deciding to stand in the upcoming Eastleigh by-election.