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Edwina Currie: What if… Ukip and the Tories had done a deal?

It would have been a fraught marriage; a shotgun held to both heads

By Edwina Currie  

Cameron and Farage: Potential brothers in arms? © Valsts kanceleja/ State Chancellery/ Diliff

What if, back in 2012, Ukip and the Conservative Party had done a deal? It would have been a fraught marriage; the shotgun held to both heads. In Westminster corridors, strutting Ukippers and glum Tories would have cold-shouldered one other. The easy relationships of Nick Clegg and David Cameron would have given way to an uncomprehending cultural chasm. The U-Con pact would not…

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