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    After years on life support, it looks as if the party might finally be over for @UKIP. So here is an attempt to collate the weird, bizarre things during the rise and fall of the "People's Army":

    #1: The Ukip Calypso by Mike Reed youtube.com/watch?v=a7QYJ7…

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    #2: Ukip councillor David Silvester blames storms and heavy floods on same sex marriage bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

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    #3: Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof hurl abuse at each other during the Brexit flotilla on the River Thames theguardian.com/politics/2016/…

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    #4: The time Ukip held a diversity carnival in Croydon and it was a disaster buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/i-…

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    #10: Godfrey Bloom describes sending foreign aid to "bongo bongo land" bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-235…

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    #12: Godfrey Bloom quitting Ukip because it is too "politically correct" independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

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    #13: Ukip pledges to ban veils to tackle "vitamin D deficiencies". But it didn't think about the beekeepers telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/2…

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    #14: Neil Hamilton describing two Welsh assembly members as "political concubines" in Carwyn Jones' "harem" bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…

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    #15: Neil Hamilton likening Michel Barnier's negotiations to Adolf Hitler home.bt.com/video/ukips-ne…

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    #17: Leadership candidate John Rees-Evans claimed that a gay donkey tried to rape his horse walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/…

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    #21: The specially-commissioned Ukip closet where there are no racists twitter.com/jimwaterson/st…

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    Greatest thing I have ever seen: a specially-commissioned UKIP "WE'RE NOT RACIST" closet. buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/uk… vine.co/v/OZq2x2wh2UX

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    #22: Ukip teddy bears and knitting patterns twitter.com/SebastianEPayn…

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    And two new additions to this conference: #ukip teddy bears and knitting patterns pic.twitter.com/gZf2HVGDoG

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    #23: The time Ukip channeled Trump with "Make Britain Great Again" caps twitter.com/SebastianEPayn…

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    This year's must-have Ukip stash: Make Britain Great Again caps #UKIPConf

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    #24: The time @GawainTowler had to rescue a leadership candidate from the sea

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    #25: The Herman Van Rompuy "Damp Rag" tea towels present at Ukip conferences

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    #26: This Ukip activist who took to the doorsteps dressed as Churchill twitter.com/here_comes_B/s…

    Arthur Daley "@SebastianEPayne: There's a #ukip canvasser in Oldham who's come dressed as Winston Churchill pic.twitter.com/bquFfaGVsR"

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    #27: When Ukip activists picketed the Conservative party conference twitter.com/SebastianEPayn…

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    Ukip have pulled out all the stops for their fringe event at #CPC15 pic.twitter.com/Sa3QV4r0qD

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    #29: The time Ukip held a rally below a strip club in Essex twitter.com/SebastianEPayn…

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    Farage is holding a rally w/ @Tim_Aker in a gentlemen's club. #Ukip spokesman points it's an "entertainment complex" pic.twitter.com/v4XKdPdZMi

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    #30: The time Ukip took over a cinema in Canvey Island, produced branded popcorn and there was a crush because too many people turned up

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    #31: The ill-fated leadership bid launched by Breitbart's Raheem Kassam in a pub buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/ra…

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    #32: Winston McKenzie comparing the "fantastic" Ukip Calypso (see #1) to the Rolling Stones and Elvis huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/10/21/uki…

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    #34: Winston McKenzie describing London as a "dump" (despite running as a candidate there) bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-pol…

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    #35: Winston McKenzie quitting Ukip after likening Nigel Farage to Jesus independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

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    #36: Who could forget the landmark 2015 documentary "Meet The Ukippers"? youtube.com/watch?v=0fSbpN… (h/t @lukemcgee)

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    #37: David Kirten suggesting gay people were more likely to be sexually abused as children mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…

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    #38: When Nigel Farage rebranded himself with a mustache

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    #40: When Nigel Farage dropped by the Telegraph for a "fake" beer and e-cigarette with Peter Oborne

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    #41: Classic @GuidoFawkes undercover video - interviewing then-leader Lord Pearson in a burqa youtube.com/watch?v=XFHFWO…

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    #46: Nigel Farage unresigns as leader are promising to quit after the 2015 general election bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

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    #47: Paul Nuttall walking on the stop during a party political broadcast dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4…

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    #48: Henry Bolton claiming he can strangle a badger with his bare hands independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

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    #50: And finally, in the most Ukip thing that has ever happened to Ukip, Henry Bolton's refusal to quit after the NEC votes against him and everyone resigns around him.

    It could be the perfect coda theguardian.com/politics/blog/…

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    (And sorry, one more) #51: Who could forget @StayUKIP - the Ukip campaign to remain in the EU? It was never deduced if this was a parody or not.

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    And to keep this definitive, a couple of more that have been suggested:

    #52: The Ukip candidate who ran on a platform of mining the asteroid belt eadt.co.uk/news/election-…

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    #54: Ukip's 2005 party election broadcast, featuring an EU green octopus monster youtube.com/watch?v=UKRhQ3…

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    #55: The pledge in Ukip's 2010 manifesto for a "return to proper dress for major hotels, restaurants and theatre" theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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    #56: Ukip's 2010 manifesto football pledge to "place a maximum of three foreign players in the starting line-up" telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

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    #57: Ukip's 2010 manifesto pledge to
    "return London's Circle line to a circle"

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    #59: Nigel Farage suggesting there had been an assassination plot against him - and later apologising telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

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    #60: The time Nigel Farage was given a fake knighthood on Russia Today and a young girl told him "my mommy says you hate foreigners" youtube.com/watch?v=NXOTbN…

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