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Revised plan for election TV debates proposes including seven parties

David Cameron & Barack Obama

Plans for televised election debates were thrown into fresh doubt when broadcasters tried to break the deadlock over the line-up by proposing to include the Green party, the Scottish National party and Plaid Cymru in two of three proposed debates – only to find their plans met with fierce objections from the Liberal Democrats and the Democratic Unionists.

Nigel Farage criticises FGM and sharia courts in UK

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Nigel Farage has hit out at sharia courts, female genital mutilation and sexual grooming gangs following the Paris terror attacks, suggesting they are further evidence that some Muslims are failing to fit in with the UK’s “Judeo-Christian culture”.

Support for British far-right groups hits 20-year low

Big Ben, Westminster

Far-right groups in the UK are at their lowest ebb for 20 years despite the apparently “favourable” factors of Islamist terrorism and the Rotherham abuse scandal, a watchdog has said, while also attributing the decline to internal splits and the rise of Ukip.

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Revised plan for election TV debates proposes including seven parties

Plans for televised election debates were thrown into fresh doubt when broadcasters tried to break the deadlock over the line-up by proposing to include the Green party, the Scottish National party and Plaid Cymru in two of three proposed debates – only to find their plans met with fierce objections from the Liberal Democrats and the Democratic Unionists.