Ukip appeared to have made a surprise U-turn in its political agenda when an error in a Christmas message saw it tell voters to ‘say no to the UK!’
The anti-EU party left everyone confused when it appeared to turn its back on years of campaigning in a single message placed in a local paper on December 17.
The error occurred when members of the party’s Rotherham branch posted a Christmas message in the free local Rotherham Record, which read: "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the Ukip Rotherham Team".
It included a Ukip logo with "say no to the UK!" presumably instead of "the EU" above it.
A spokesperson for the party said the mistake was a "printer's error" and said it is asking the paper to send its fee to local children's charities.
The spokesperson added: "It still made us laugh".
The Independent has contacted the Rotherham Record for comment.
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