UKIP pact step too far for PM
Published 28/11/2012 | 08:00
Tory vice-chairman Michael Fabricant was slapped down yesterday after suggesting his party should sign up to an electoral pact with UKIP.
The outspoken MP said a referendum on the EU should be offered to Nigel Farage's (below) party, in return for not competing in core Tory areas.
This would be a hard sell for David Cameron, who once described UKIP as "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists".