An "open door" immigration policy towards EU citizens has seriously damaged British people's life chances and depressed wages, Nigel Farage has told ITV News.
At the same time, the Ukip leader was forced to admit an inaccuracy in a poster claiming 26 million unemployed Europeans are "after" British jobs.
He acknowledged that that figure included 2 million British people, but said the most important fact was that migration from struggling southern European economies to the UK was on the rise.
Nigel Farage has continued to defend a controversial £1.5m advertising campaign which has been branded racist by opponents.
Opponents have labelled the eurosceptic party's new billboard campaign 'racist', a charge Nigel Farage claims is a 'classic trick'.