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  'Most Tories' back UKIP over EU
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Last EditedJason  Sep 06, 2009 07:09am
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News DateSunday, September 6, 2009 03:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionUK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said the "vast majority" of Conservatives support his party's policy on Europe.

Mr Farage is running against Commons Speaker John Bercow, who is a Tory MP, at the next election.

He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show that most Conservative Party members "really think like UKIP", which wants a withdrawal from the EU.

But the Tory leadership would "rather not discuss Europe", he added.

Running against Mr Bercow defies the convention that major political parties do not challenge a Speaker, who is supposed to stay out of party politics.
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