Ukip leader Farage agrees to Clegg Europe debate

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accepted a challenge from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to a public debate over Britain's membership of the European Union.

Mr Farage told the LBC radio station that he wants other party leaders involved in the debate also.

Making the call during his weekly radio show on Thursday, Mr Clegg said he was "very happy and very keen" directly to pit the Liberal Democrats' support of UK membership of the EU against Ukip's desire to withdraw.