Farage Cancels Newark People’s Army Parade

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Guido hears from numerous broadcasters that the ‘People’s Army’ had invited them to a big photo op in Newark market square this morning, only to be told that it wouldn’t be going ahead because Farage decided that he didn’t fancy it and went home instead. Must be the first time he has turned down an opportunity to go on telly. Not as if any other UKIP carnivals have gone wrong recently…

Labour have disappeared this morning. Presumably Chris Bryant, who managed their Newark campaign, is having a lie in after all the hard work they put into it. The LibDems are silent too. How many local LibDem branches will be looking at their sixth place last night and looking again at Clegg’s leadership…

UPDATE: Ukip claim that Farage was never going to attend the press conference and that was made clear last night. Contrary to what broadcasters say they were told.




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