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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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Ukip pledge £3bn more a year for NHS

Ukip would increase NHS spending by up to £3bn a year and scrap hospital parking charges, Nigel Farage has promised.

This would help pay for:

  • 20,000 extra nurses
  • 8,000 extra GPs
  • 3,000 more midwives

"The need to do this is great as our rapidly increasing population has put an intolerable strain on health services in this country," he said.

Hospital parking charges - which he labelled a "tax on illness" - would also be scrapped, he said.

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