Britain's UKIP gets new funding boost after 'nobody' slight

Reuters , Thursday 2 Oct 2014

The UK Independence Party, which wants Britain to leave the European Union, has claimed a boost in its campaign to upset British politics after a businessman pledged to give the party a donation of 1 million pounds(1.62 million US dollar).

Insurance entrepreneur Arron Brook originally planned to give 100,000 pounds to UKIP but he said he would raise the donation ten-fold after a comment by William Hague, a senior Conservative Party member, who called him a "nobody."

The announcement, made on Wednesday, followed the defection of two Conservative members of parliament to UKIP in recent weeks. UKIP is hoping to win seats in May's national elections, posing a threat to Britain's main political parties.

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