UKIP 'AT WAR' WITH THE TORIES AS NIGEL FARAGE REJECTS FABRICANT PACT
UKIP leader Nigel Farage today rejected a deal aligning his party with the Tories and launched all-out electoral war with David Cameron.
Mr Farage declared there would be "no deal with the Tories" in reaction to proposals by Conservative vice-chairman Michael Fabricant to launch an electoral pact with Ukip.
Mr Fabricant, who is in charge of parliamentary campaigning is today set to urge Prime Minister David Cameron to make a commitment on a referendum on membership of the EU in return for a promise from Ukip not to field candidates at the next general election.
He argues that the Tories could benefit from 20 to 40 seats if Ukip cooperates.
Mr Fabricant also added in his report: "If some sort of deal could be brokered, I think we would be mad not to use the undoubted talents of Nigel Farage in government."
But Mr Farage, took to social network Twitter to slam the plans, which offered him a ministerial post for his support, he said: "The Fabricant deal seems to be based on buying me off. UKIP is bigger than that."
Mr Farage added: "I'm in politics because of my beliefs not because I'm a career politician like so many these days."
Meanwhile tensions between Mr Cameron and Mr Farage have been better.
Further controversy came when a foster family in Labour-run Rotheram were stripped of their children because they were members of Ukip on racist grounds.
Mr Cameron previously spoke of members of Ukip as being mostly "closet racists" and Downing Street infuriated the party further by clarifying this weekend that not all Ukip members are racist.
Today, Mr Farage defended his party saying that it was not racist to call for tighter border controls.
He said: "[David Cameron] alone in British politics today continues to throw this slur at us that because we believe in not having our law set in Europe and controlling our borders that somehow that is racist.
"If he wants an electoral war with my party on his immigration open door policy he can have one."
While Tory HQ also slapped down Mr Fabricant, insisting: "He does not speak for the party on this matter. We will be standing in every seat. There is no thinking about a pact."
Yesterday, William Hague ruled out any form of EU referendum in the near future.
He said a vote on the UK's relationship with the EU should be left until "we see ho the crisis in the eurozone plays out."
At the 2010 General Election, UKIP won 3.1 per cent of the popular vote, but cost the Tories dozens of marginal seats.