Ukip leader has refused to defend claiming a an MEP's monthly allowance of £3,580 because he says he wants the system abolished.
All MEPs are given a fixed allowance of £3,580 per month.
They do not have to provide receipts for any of that expenditure, but there is a list that gives suggestions of what the money might be spent on.
It is not for me to defend this system: after all, I want it abolished. Ever since 1999, I have expressly stated that Ukip MEPs will use the wherewithal provided by the EU Parliament to campaign for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Writing in the Independent, he said that reports which used the word 'expenses' were a "deliberate and cynical attempt to conflate the anger over MPs expenses with the way that MEPs work".
A member of the European Parliament told ITV News no one in Strasbourg ever asks for paperwork in relation to his allowances and expenses.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage said he is the victim of a "smear", after a newspaper claimed that he faces an investigation into his allowances.