UKIP Leader Nigel Farage used his keynote Conference speech to reassure Party supporters that they would not be sold short on any rumoured political deal.
He told delegates at the packed Birmingham Town Hall: “Much of what you have read in the newspapers over the last couple of days has been wrong.”
The Party Leader said talk of political deals had emerged from the Conservative Party and not from UKIP. He said Tory members where anticipating the break-up of the coalition before the next general election and that Labour would forge a new alliance with the Lib Dems.
This would see the Conservatives looking for a deal with UKIP if the Party was polling around 10%. The Party currently polls at 9%.
“But let me guarantee you that after nearly 20 years of hard work – and a lot of mockery – you will not be sold short for any political gain,” Mr Farage said.
He said that if the matter ever arose then he would insist that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU was on the table.
“And even if we did ever enter into any sort of negotiation on this issue then we would not be accepting any cast-iron guarantees on a referendum. At the bare minimum we would want that promise written in blood.”
Mr Farage also announced the publication of a booklet entitled A Referendum Stitch-up? looking at how the EU and British political elites are looking to fix the result of any referendum on the EU.
You can see the BBC report of Nigel’s speech here.
You can download the booklet here.