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Farage: UKIP rise will continue

Farage: UKIP rise will continue
Nigel Farage has said he is “absolutely delighted” with UKIP’s progress in 2012, after an opinion poll put the party on 15% of public support.

The UKIP leader also predicted UKIP’s rise would continue into the next year, despite reports that David Cameron could offer a promise of a referendum on the UK’s relationship with the EU in his long-awaited speech on Europe next month.

Mr Farage told LBC radio this morning that people would find it difficult to believe the Prime Minister if he did offer a vote.

"I’m not sure really that will drive anybody away from UKIP, in fact perhaps the opposite is true.”

The UKIP leader also praised his party's performance in 2012, with an Opinium poll for the Observer placing UKIP in third place again today, seven points ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

“I’m obviously very, very pleased with it. I mean we have achieved levels of support like this before in European elections, when Europe was the issue, low turnout, and of course proportional representation,” Mr Farage told LBC radio.

“But we started this year when people were asked the question ‘how would you vote in a general election tomorrow?’, we started the year on 4.5%, so to be ending it with the polls showing us as high as 15 is amazing progress and I can only be absolutely delighted with the extent of our progress in 2012.”

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