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Walkabout Nigel Farage accused of using ‘politics of fear’

NIGEL FARAGE was accused of ‘whipping up hatred’ as he went on the campaign trail in Cumbria yesterday.

Outside a fish and chip shop in Whitehaven, the Brexit Party leader was confronted by Labour supporter Karl Connor, 38, who said: ‘We don’t need you here.

‘People thought they were going to take back control, thought it was about Islam, thought it was about things it was nothing to do with at all, and you’re trying to profit from that politics of fear.’

The MEP (pictured) replied: ‘What are you on about? If you think Brexit does that, that’s your choice.’

Mr Farage said his party will leaflet 27million homes and claimed Tory Brexiteers have begged him not to field candidates against them.

He claimed his party could hold the balance of power, adding: ‘Boris is good at moving with the wind. If we can get that wind strong we will get there.’