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Friday, November 21, 2014  

UKIP ratings rise 14pc: Poll
LONDON Britain’s anti-Europe UK Independence Party (UKIP) saw its ratings surge to 14 per cent in an opinion poll to be released on Sunday as the ruling coalition wrestles with its position on debt-hit Europe.

The party gained six percentage points from last month in the ComRes poll, placing it ahead of the Liberal Democrats, junior partners in the ruling coalition, who scored nine per cent.

Senior coalition partners the Conservatives were on 28 per cent, down three points from a month ago, while the opposition Labour party won 39 per cent in the poll for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror newspapers.

Even though it has no seats in the House of Commons, UKIP has proved a headache for Prime Minister David Cameron in recent months as his Conservatives struggle for support amid biting austerity measures and the eurozone crisis.

Some senior Conservatives, whose party is also deeply Eurosceptic, have said UKIP pose an electoral threat and suggested a pact with them at the next general election in 2015.

Cameron says he wants to repatriate some powers from Europe, but has avoided offering a clear “in-out” referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, despite pressure from elements of his party.

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