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.
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Almost a fifth of hospital patients were also unable to reach their call button, a report warned.
At least 2,400 cancer sufferers die needlessly every year because their GP does not refer them to a specialist quickly enough.
It comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell made a surprise U-turn on the Tory budget vote which is due later today.