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Farage tells Ukip: Put country before party to ensure EU exit

Nigel Farage has urged Ukip to "put the country before the party" to ensure Britain votes to leave the European Union in the upcoming in/out referendum.

"I want us to dedicate ourselves wholly to winning that referendum," the Ukip leader told activists at the party's annual conference in Doncaster.

Mr Farage later refused to say whether he would resign if Britain chooses to remain in the EU when asked by ITV News' Lewis Vaughan Jones.

Meanwhile, Lynton Crosby - the election strategist behind the Tories' victory in May - has reportedly rejected a £2 million offer to work on the No campaign.

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Ukip's only MP admits 'loyalties' to other parties

Douglas Carswell admitted he still has other 'loyalties' outside of Ukip Credit: Pool

Douglas Carswell, Ukip's only MP, has admitted that he has loyalties to people in other parties when it comes to campaigning for Britain to leave the EU.

Speaking at his party's annual conference today he told Sky News: "I have a great deal of loyalty to people in all parties if they are Eurosceptic and I'm very loyal to Eurosceptics because that's how we need to win the referendum."

The admission came the day after Carswell, a member on the board of the group Business for Britain who have refused to join Ukip Nigel Farage's referendum campaign, was accused by his party leader of maintaining 'residual loyalties' to his former allies in the Tory party,

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