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Shadow minister accuses Ukip activists of 'racial abuse'

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna says he has been the subject of racial abuse from Ukip activists because he has spoken out for the benefits of immigration.

Speaking to GQ magazine, Mr Umunna, whose late father was Nigerian, said he had "taken a lot of racial abuse and invective from Ukip activists.

Chuka Umunna says he has been the victim of racial abuse from Ukip activists. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

At the same time he acknowledged there were "legitimate concerns about controls, integration, ensuring people do not exploit the system".