Farage said his party would have no links to Marie Le Penn's Front National, resisting calls to join an international anti-EU alliance.
The UK Independence Party has removed the whip from MEP Godfrey Bloom after he called women "sluts" a fringe event.
The Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom has a history of gaffes and controversies. Here are eight of them.
The controversial UK Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom repeatedly refused to answer questions on his future when he was confronted by ITV News.
Mr Bloom, who had the party whip removed from him yesterday for referring to women as "sluts" was asked how his constituents in North Yorkshire would feel about his actions yesterday.
At one point Mr Bloom pushed the camera away. He then laughed when he was asked whether his wife cleaned behind the fridge, and appeared to question the "recruitment procedure" of the channel. Mr Bloom was then pulled away from the camera.
Ukip's chairman has confirmed to ITV News that Godfrey Bloom is not the party's spokesman on the defence or the economy.
TV journalist Michael Crick had earlier cited a party spokesman as saying the MEP remained in both positions despite his suspension for calling women "sluts" at a conference event.
A Ukip spokesman has reportedly confirmed Godfrey Bloom is still party spokesman on defence and the economy despite being suspended from the party's group in the European Parliament for jokingly calling women "sluts" at a conference fringe event.
Channel 4 political correspondent Michael Crick, the TV journalist who Mr Bloom later hit with a copy of the conference brochure, tweeted:
Ukip spokesman confirms Bloom is still party spokesman on defence + economy + still party member. He admits losing Euro Parl whip is nothing
Ukip spokesman clarifies that Godfrey Bloom IS suspended from Ukip group in European Parliament, but that Ukip doesn't whip its MEPs
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has admitted that his party's annual conference has been "slightly overshadowed" by the controversy surrounding MEP Godfrey Bloom.
ITV News' Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks put it to him that "it has all gone a bit pear-shaped":
Ukip supporters have been giving their reaction to the controversy over MEP Godfrey Bloom's comments which have overshadowed the party's annual conference.
Whilst there is not unanimous support for Mr Bloom, all agree that the incident was marginal and will not harm the party's standing.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has arrived at his party's conference in London today.
Mr Farage is not expected to speak on the last day of a conference that has been overshadowed by controversy over MEP Godfrey Bloom's comments.
The UK Independence Party's conference concludes today after being overshadowed by the actions of one of its MEPs.
Godfrey Bloom had the whip withdrawn after calling women at a conference fringe event "sluts" and hitting a TV journalist with a copy of the gathering's brochure.
The row diverted attention from Mr Farage's keynote speech, in which he predicted the party was on course to "cause an earthquake" by winning next year's European elections in what will effectively be a referendum on Britain's future EU membership.
Fellow Ukip MEP Roger Helmer has criticised Godfrey Bloom, who has had the party whip removed after calling women "sluts" at a Ukip fringe event.
Mr Helmer told Channel 4 News:
He is a colourful and outspoken character and I don't think there's any malice in his make up...It's quite clear that today he went way over the top, his remarks are very unhelpful, very damaging.
I'm sorry he didn't keep his tongue under a little more control.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage said MEP Godfrey Bloom has ruined the party's conference after he called women "sluts".
Farage told his party conference: "Increasingly over past months his statements have left us in a position where, frankly, what we stand for and what we campaign for are irrelevant.
"Because all anyone wants to know is Godfrey's latest comment, I've had very sharp words with him about it."
He added: "There is no media coverage of this conference, it's gone, it's dead, it's all about Godfrey hitting a journalist and using an unpleasant four letter word.
"We can't put up with it and I said to you earlier, we cannot have any one individual, however fun or flamboyant or entertaining or amusing they are, we cannot have any one individual destroying Ukip's national conference and that is what he's done today."