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Nigel Farage withdraws claim against Hope Not Hate

From BBC - November 14, 2017

Nigel Farage has withdrawn a claim that a campaign group pursued "violent and undemocratic means" before the start of a libel case over the comments.

Hope Not Hate began legal proceedings over the comments made by Mr Farage on LBC radio last year.

It said it was "delighted" the ex-UKIP leader had withdrawn the claim.

However, Mr Farage said that while he accepted the group did not use violence, some people claiming to support it had behaved violently.

He denied it was a "victory" for the group, saying: "Despite them demanding up to 100,000 in damages I have not paid them a penny; they demanded an apology which I have not given and they demanded an undertaking to the court which they did not get."

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Mr Farage sparked outrage among Labour politicians in December last year after linking the widower of murdered MP Jo Cox to "extremists".

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