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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