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Farage defends 'racist' Ukip immigration posters

Nigel Farage has defended a controversial new Ukip poster campaign that claims 26 million unemployed Europeans are "after" British jobs. The party's leader is beginning his tour of the country on Tuesday ahead of May's European elections.

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Ukip ad campaign inspires spoofs

Ukip's current advertising campaign has spawned a slew of imitations, one uses the Tories' 2005 campaign slogan "Are you thinking what we're thinking?" and even the departure of David Moyes gets a mention.Here are some of the imitations the ads have inspired.

Ukip has denied that the adverts are racist and said the criticism was designed to shut down the debate. Leader Nigel Farage said: "This, emphatically, is not a racist party."

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