The UK Independent Party has said that it will launch its own independent campaign against remaining in the European Union before the referendum, which is to be held by the end of 2017.

Leader Nigel Farage said that he will “work with anyone who wants to help secure a ‘No’ vote in the EU referendum”, but the announcement of an independent campaign highlights the rivalries and division within the “No” campaign.

The Electoral Commission is yet to determine which group it will designate as the official voice of the “No” campaign for the referendum, with three options now vying for the position – a Westminster-led group, a business-led group, and now UKIP.

The official group will have the benefits of a grant, higher spending limits, and access to television broadcasts.

UKIP will unveil its No campaign later this week.


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