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Ukip says no Tory election deal without EU referendum pledge

Leader Nigel Farage says he would want referendum promise 'written in blood' before considering pact with Conservatives

Lizzy Davies, Friday 21 September 2012 10.13 BST

Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, which recent polls show has about 10% of the national vote. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian

The UK Independence party (Ukip) would only be prepared to make a pact with the Conservatives at the next general election if David Cameron's party made a promise "written in blood" to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, Nigel Farage has said.

Speaking ahead of his party's annual conference in Birmingham, the Ukip leader said that, while he hadn't offered a deal to any other party, he would be willing to consider one if either the Tories or Labour came to him with a "sensible" proposal.

He said many Conservatives were une

Added: Sep-21-2012 Occurred On: Sep-21-2012
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