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UKIP takes out £46,000 full-page advert in The Telegraph to hammer Conservatives over 'mad, swivel eyed loons' comments

Political party UKIP has taken out a full-page advert in the Daily Telegraph this morning to continue the 'mad, swivel-eyed loons' controversy currently plaguing the Conservative Party. The advert, which reportedly cost £46,000, is an open letter from the party's leader Nigel Farage and claims that the insult, which the Conservative party has denied was made by any of its members, is described as "the ultimate insult". The advert reads: “Dear Conservative, “The Political class in this country is completely out of touch with the thoughts of ordinary people. Only an administration run by a bunch of college kids, none of whom have ever had a proper job in their lives, could so arrogantly write off their own supporters. “For Tory activists to be described as ‘mad, swivel-eyes loons’ by a senior figure in their own Party is the ultimate insult. “Conservatives are used to a Party that is patriotic, supports business and believes in aspiration. Today they are led by people obsessed with wind farms and introducing gay marriage and happy to open the door to 29 million Romanians and Bulgarians from January 1 next year. “If you are a Conservative who support the UKIP position that we should be an independent, self-governing nation, then your Party now treat you with contempt. “It is time to put country before Party and leave behind the Conservative Party that has betrayed your trust. Come and join UKIP today and together we will get our country back.” The letter is signed by Farage but concludes: “P.S. Labour and the LibDems are even more out of touch and we are picking up large numbers of their votes, too.”

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