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Nigel Farage: UKIP demands 'blood' guarantee over EU vote

21 September 2012 Last updated at 09:53

Mr Farage said the issue of Europe was resonating more with the UK public

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has demanded a "written in blood" guarantee of a referendum on EU membership before entering any pact with another party.

But he said any future "deal" with the Conservatives would be difficult, as he claims David Cameron opposes a "full, free and fair" vote.

He also insisted his party was not a "pressure group" and demanded action to simplify the tax system.

Mr Farage earlier addressed the party's conference in Birmingham.

He told the BBC that he has not "proposed a pact with anybody" and insisted the speculation was coming "from members of the Conservative party who are saying 'we must do a deal with UKIP'".

The UKIP leader said: "I'm making it absolutely clear that we would not do a deal under any circumstances unle

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