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According to today’s (Monday) Daily Mirror, Nigel Farage has admitted that UKIP will merrily support a Conservative government after next year’s election – if it gets the necessary number of MPs – if David Cameron holds his promised in/out EU referendum next summer.
The announcement should not come as any surprise, even though Farage himself has claimed he would never do a deal with the Conservative Party. Most of UKIP’s leading members are former Conservatives and the party has a wholly right-wing agenda.
Many commentators have expressed the belief that UKIP would join the Tories in government if they had the chance – now Nigel Farage has named his price.
Why not? David Cameron offered a bribe to the electorate at the Tory conference a couple of weeks ago – why shouldn’t UKIP expect him to bribe them as well, if that’s what it takes to stay in power?
According to the Mirror, “Labour said his comments on a hung Parliament come as no surprise.
“’UKIP is a party joined at the hip to the Conservatives by Tory policy, Tory politicians and Tory money,’ blasted Shadow Cabinet Minister Michael Dugher.
“’They are more Tory than the Tories.’”
But what do you think of all this? Here’s the poll:
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