Nigel Farage denied "stirring up hysteria" on Romanian migrants and said he had no problem with the citizens of the Balkan nation.
The UKIP leader told Good Morning Britain when he made his comments about Romanians living next door he was addressing newspaper headlines "run by our biggest tabloids, week after week", and not scaremongering.
More top news
The former Scottish Secretary was behind a controversial leaked memo released in the countdown to the general election, an inquiry has found
Warm sunny spells and some showers through rest of today across the UK, particularly in the southeast
A Norwich supporter feared he would miss out on the club's biggest match for years after a barking mad incident