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Clegg Won't Know What Hit Him, Warns Farage

Wednesday 26th March 2014

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has warned Nick Clegg that he doesn't know "what's about to hit him" ahead of tonight's LBC leader's debate.

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Mr Farage and the Deputy Prime Minister will argue whether Britain should remain part of the European Union, or leave.

And Nick Clegg has told LBC he's under no illusion, saying: "I actually take his arguments very seriously. I think they are seriously wrong and bad for the country.

"He will no doubt say the same about me.

"That's why you've got two individuals with strongly-held views and strongly-held opinions and we'll see how the debate unfolds. People can make up their own minds when they hear the two sides of the coin.

"Are we in Europe or out? Finally, this debate is going to be had.

"You are going to see the leader of the party of in and the leader of the party of out argueing it out."

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The Liberal Democrats say Mr Clegg has had 'fairly limited' preparation time for the debate, because of his day job as Deputy Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Nigel Farage has told LBC he's excited about walking on to the stage, saying: "What will I be thinking of when I walk on to the stage?

"It's rather like playing golf. Don't swing the club too quickly.

"I'll be thinking to myself I've got all these facts and all these thoughts and I mustn't fire them out too quickly."

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Adam Boulton, the Political Editor of Sky News, says he's looking forward to watching the battle. He told Nick Ferrari: "Mr Farage's contribution does sort of remind me a bit of Muhammad Ali - 'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, I am the greatest, God bless me'.

"It is like boxers eyeing each other before the big fight. In fact, the Guardian has gone as far as saying it is 'trash talk'."