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Farage announces he will not stand in Newark by-election

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he will not be standing in the Newark by-election, sparked by disgraced former Tory minister Patrick Mercer's decision to quit over a cash-for-questions scandal.

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Ukip donor: Women should not wear trousers

Ukip has come under scrutiny for reportedly accepting donations from a controversial businessman it had previously distanced itself from due to his "unpalatable" views.

Channel 4 News claims that the party accepted a donation as recently as December 2013 from Demetri Marchessini - who is seen below telling the broadcaster that women should not be allowed to wear trousers.

In other comments from the interview, the Greek businessman added that homosexuals were capable of "only lust" and not love, and claimed that a man can never rape his wife - as "once a woman accepts, she accepts".

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