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Farage defends 'racist' Ukip immigration posters

Nigel Farage has defended a controversial new Ukip poster campaign that claims 26 million unemployed Europeans are "after" British jobs. The party's leader is beginning his tour of the country on Tuesday ahead of May's European elections.

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Nigel Farage: Open door immigration makes no sense

An "open door" immigration policy towards EU citizens has seriously damaged British people's life chances and depressed wages, Nigel Farage has told ITV News.

At the same time, the Ukip leader was forced to admit an inaccuracy in a poster claiming 26 million unemployed Europeans are "after" British jobs.

He acknowledged that that figure included 2 million British people, but said the most important fact was that migration from struggling southern European economies to the UK was on the rise.

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