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26 February 2017

Arron Banks has insisted Ukip’s days are not over before ripping into the Labour Party for “copying” the independence party’s “message”.

The businessman and campaigner made the case for Ukip’s future on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?.

He spoke in response to whether by-election losses in Stoke and Copeland signalled the end for the party.

“It created the referendum by forcing the to a position where it was electorally bleeding votes,” he blasted.

“I was up in Stoke and I saw the material Labour was putting out, which was basically [a] manifesto.

“It said we’re going to control borders, we’re going to control immigration and it even said we’re going to spend the money that we get back from the on our own services.”

Mr Banks said Jeremy Corbyn’s party had to “copy the Ukip message” to win in Stoke before adding that the party he had bankrolled “achieved more by pressure than almost anything else”.

“These people [Labour] fear Ukip,” he said…

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