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A reminder: Nigel Farage might not be a Tory but he's another supporter of fox hunting - so might as well be, in this case. This speaks volumes about the other members of UKIP.

Nigel Farage: He’s a big fan of Margaret Thatcher; he likes fox hunting; he mixes with big-name right-wingers in the UK and the USA; and he wants to scrap the National Health Service – but he wants you to believe his party, UKIP, is for the people. Pull the other one, Nigel!

Thanks to our friends on the social media for flagging up the following:

Nigel Farage has admitted he still wants the NHS scrapped in favour of US-style insurance scheme

But in a new BBC interview that was set to be aired this morning (January 20), Mr Farage said ditching the NHS is “a debate we’re going to have to return to”.

He clarifies that it was only abandoned as official UKIP policy due to pressure from worried pals.

Mr Farage said: “I triggered a debate within UKIP that was outright rejected by my colleagues, so I have to accept that.

“As time goes on, this is a debate that we’re all going to have to return to.”

This will be extremely disappointing for UKIP supporters who have been protesting that their policy is not to scrap the NHS, ever since the damning 2012 video of Mr Farage calling for its demise went public last November.

What will they say now?

It seems likely this article’s comment column will have the answer in short order.

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