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UKIP pact step too far for PM

By Tom Moseley

Published 28/11/2012

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".

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