UKIP offered Tories election deal

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  1. The UK Independence Party says it offered not to fight the next general election if the Conservatives agreed to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

    New UKIP leader Lord Pearson of Rannoch told the Times he offered a deal after its strong European elections showing.

    He told the BBC he thought a referendum would have gone against the treaty - meaning Britain would have effectively left the EU and UKIP could disband.

    The Conservatives said any mention of a deal had been rejected "straight away".