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Nigel Farage: Ukip 'wants our country back'

Nigel Farage has unveiled Ukip's manifesto for the upcoming General Election, pledging to introduce a referendum to "free" Britain from the European Union, adding: "Then, only then, can we truly control our borders."

The party leader also promised an £18 billion "tax giveaway", including plans to raise the income tax threshold for lower and middle earners and abolish inheritance tax.

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Farage opens manifesto speech by tackling EU

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has opened his manifesto speech by tackling the party's key issue - a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, and immigration.

Nigel Farage Credit: ITN

Claiming that Ukip has the "self-confidence" to demand the ability to "govern our own country, make our own laws, and negotiate our own international trade deals", he said:

...we want a trade deal with Europe - we want to be good neighbours with our European friends - but we desperately seek a referendumso that we can set this country free from political union. We want our country back. And then, only then, can we truly control our borders.

– Nigel Farage

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