Nick Clegg issues new warning to sceptics over withdrawal from Eurovision

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Nick Clegg has fired a fresh warning today to Tory Eurovision sceptics who are demanding an in-or-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the Eurovision Song Contest after Britain again failed to win, ratcheting up tensions within the coalition Government.

The Deputy Prime Minister told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that leaving Eurovision would leave Britain isolated in the sphere of dodgy pop song writing and competing in the contest should be regarded as one of the government’s most pressing priorities today.

Meanwhile, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, explained why he thinks the UK should consider withdrawing from what he called “a European superstate of song”:

“The Eurovision Song Contest is deeply partisan, undemocratic and corrupt – something we in the UK are quite capable of being all by ourselves without interference from Europe. Look at the House of Lords. And you only have to look at other traditional British institutions such as The…

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