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Farage 'would do deal with the devil' to get EU referendum

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said he "would do a deal with the devil" after the General Election in 2015 to get a referendum on Europe. He also suggested that Ukip could hold the balance of power after 2015.

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Farage dubs Neil Hamilton a Ukip 'back room boy'

Ukip's campaign director Neil Hamilton is a "back room boy", Nigel Farage has said, despite the former Tory MP being given a 30 minute speaking slot at the party's spring conference.

UKIP Campaign Director Neil Hamilton. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Hamilton, was implicated in the 1990s cash for questions scandal. He is thought to be on Ukip's approved list of possible Parliamentary candidates at next year's election - but is not running for a seat in the European Parliament.

Mr Farage said: "He's the back room boy, he's the campaign manager... When it comes to claims from journalists about what he did or did not do, I generally find... I remember being told he was convicted of something, which I don't believe he was."

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