Farage slams Cyprus for 'stealing from bank accounts'

Nigel Farage has said that the situation in Cyprus has surpassed even his "direst of predictions".

He said it was "astonishing" that the Cypriot government had "stooped to stealing money from people's bank accounts".

Read: Cyprus passes bank control law

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Farage: UKIP not protest party

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said in his spring conference speech that his party's recent success is not down to a protest vote.