Nigel Farage has pledged to root out people guilty of "real extremism and nastiness" within the UK Independence Party. The party said earlier it had suspended member Andre Lampitt for expressing "repellent" racist and anti-Islamic views on Twitter.
Ukip has had to defend itself against charges of racism over its European election campaign posters, ahead of the poll on 22nd May. Some forecasters are predicting Ukip will attract the largest share of the vote.
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