UK: Farage lauds Dutch rejection of EU-Ukraine deal at Scotland manifesto launch

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage lauded the results of the Dutch referendum during his speech at the Holyrood manifesto launch in Edinburgh on Thursday, following a sixty-one percent non-binding vote by the Dutch against an EU partnership deal with Ukraine.
"I am pleased to say the Dutch, once again have quite overwhelmingly voted no in a European referendum" he said.
The referendum was initiated by a petition organised by the GeenStijl website, which received over 450,000 signatures last September. Under Dutch law, the government has to initiate a public vote on an issue if a petition contains over 300,000 signatures.

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