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Ukip leadership hopeful raises £8 with crowdfunding campaign

While Ukip won’t announce its leadership shortlist until Wednesday, Bill Etheridge is expected to be one of the names that makes it onto the ballot. Thanks to his hardline policies — which range from a referendum on the death penalty to a ban on halal meat — Etheridge is likely to get plenty of press attention without having to campaign too hard.

Perhaps that’s for the best given that his campaign for finances doesn’t appear to have got off to a flying start.

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