Nigel Farage said he failed to attend a campaigning event in Croydon today because he was "too busy", denying reports that his no-show was due to safety concerns.
"Our Croydon branch had a little street party and they were desperate for me to go, but I've been a bit busy," said the Ukip leader.
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