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Ukip's Nigel Farage in school sex policy gaffe

By James Tapsfield

Ukip has insisted Nigel Farage "misspoke" after he appeared to disown the party's policy of banning sex education in primary schools.

Mr Farage was asked about the proposal - unveiled by his deputy Paul Nuttall at the party's conference in September - as he was grilled by young people.

"I've never advocated that policy," he replied.

However, after the question and answer event Mr Farage tweeted: "Sorry, I missed the beginning of Mr Nuttall's conference speech. He did indeed lay out policy on sex education."

A Ukip spokesman denied that Mr Farage disagreed with the party's official policy, saying he "just misspoke".

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