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Farage: Portraying Ukip as racist a 'disastrous mistake'

Nigel Farage claimed attempts to portray Ukip as racist will prove a "disastrous mistake" for the established political parties, as Farage's party began action to expel two members found to have links to far-right groups.

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Farage: Portraying Ukip as racist is a 'disastrous mistake'

Ukip leader Nigel Farage addressed recent controversies surrounding the party during a visit to Slough today, calling David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg "creeps" for portraying the party as racist.

Nigel Farage pictured on a visit to Slough today. Credit: ITV News/Jim Dutton

"They are trying to browbeat the British public into abandoning Ukip and sticking with open-door immigration by using the most disgraceful slurs, " he said.

"The electorate is not in the mood to be intimidated by the political establishment and Messrs Cameron, Miliband and Clegg have just made another disastrous mistake. I call on all fair-minded British people to swing behind Ukip and teach these creeps a lesson they won't forget in a hurry," he added.

The eurosceptic party leader hit back after Barbara Roche - who co-chairs the Migration Matters Trust - the head of a cross-party group accused him of aping far-right tactics and attracting extremists to his cause ahead of the May 22 European elections.

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