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Farage: Trade Unions are trying to stop me speaking in public

Nigel Farage has claimed that groups backed by trade unions are attempting to stop him speaking publicly after he failed to attend a disastrous 'carnival' in Croydon amid security fears.

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Farage 'was too busy' to go to Croydon carnival

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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