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Nigel Farage Says £350 Million NHS Pledge Made By The Leave Campaign Was A "Mistake"

“It wasn’t one of my adverts," he said in an interview on Friday morning.

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the Leave campaign's claim there would be an extra £350 million a week to spend on the NHS if Britain voted to leave the EU was a "mistake".

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The claim was one of the key statements made by the official Vote Leave campaign, and it was used in adverts and emblazoned on the side of the campaign bus.

.@Nigel_Farage says he can't guarantee an extra £350m a week will go to the NHS. That promise was a "mistake" @GMB

During an interview on ITV's Good Morning Britain on Friday morning, after Britain voted to leave the EU, Farage was asked whether he could guarantee that the £350 million sent to the EU would now go the NHS.

WATCH: @Nigel_Farage tells @susannareid100 it was a 'mistake' for Leave to claim there'd be £350M a week for NHS https://t.co/JNkl5k8IlK

Farage answered: “No I can’t. I would never have made that claim. That was one of the mistakes made by the Leave campaign.”

He added: “It wasn’t one of my adverts.”

The UK Statistics Authority watchdog had previously described the £350 million figure as “misleading” and did not “not take into account the rebate or other flows from the EU to the UK public sector”.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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