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Britain's anti-EU leader Farage denies expenses allegations

Eurosceptic UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said Tuesday he was considering legal action after a British newspaper reported that he faces an investigation over his EU expenses. Farage told the BBC that the "outrageous" allegations published by Rupert Murdoch's The Times were politically motivated ahead of European parliament elections on May 22. The Times reported that a former UKIP official had made a complaint to the European Union's anti-fraud office OLAF over allowances that Farage receives for his constituency office in Britain.

TV debates boost British eurosceptic leader

British eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage has bolstered his credentials as a credible political figure after two televised debates with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, commentators said on Thursday. Farage's UK Independence Party (UKIP) was once described by Prime Minister David Cameron as a "bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists", but the debates showed that no party can dismiss their challenge now, political observers said.

RPT-INTERVIEW-British anti-EU leader sees exit in "few years"

(Repeats story published on Tuesday; no change to text) * Farage says PM's EU vote pledge a game changer * Britons turning against EU over immigration, says Farage * Says European Union heading for disaster By Andrew Osborn and Guy Faulconbridge

REFILE-INTERVIEW-British anti-EU leader sees exit in "few years"

(Fixes typo in 'sixth', paragraph 3) * Farage says PM's EU vote pledge a game changer * Britons turning against EU over immigration, says Farage * Says European Union heading for disaster By Andrew Osborn and Guy Faulconbridge
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