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Nigel Farage: “people see Ukip as offering hope”

The Ukip leader is good at diagnosing many British people's complaints, but where's the manifesto?

Nigel Farage: "everyone who thinks we are racist is white." © suzanne plunkett/reuters/corbis

“We’ll get a handful of seats, I think—but no one knows,” said Nigel Farage. Pressed on what a handful means, he joked: “it depends on how many fingers you’ve got on your hands—four? Five?”

In any case, the UK Independence Party will field “630 to 640 candidates” for the 7th May general election, contesting almost all of the United Kingdom’s 650 parliamentary seats. “It’s always…

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