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Farage condemns opponents over 'most negative campaign ever'

Nigel Farage has accused his political opponents and the press of running "the most negative general election campaign ever" following a series of claims about the party's candidates.

The comments to ITV News follow the defection of MEP Amjad Bashir to the Conservatives and a video released by Labour showing his party's general secretary attacking the NHS.

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Ukip general secretary: NHS costs too much money

Ukip's general secretary Matthew Richardson has said the NHS costs too much money to run and is partly to blame for Britain's national debt, in a video released by the Labour party.

Mr Richardson is also reported to have gone on to say that Britain has "thousands of bigots" and Ukip is proud to stand up for them, according to The Sunday Times (£).

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