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Farage Places Ad Defending LBC Comments

Monday 19th May 2014

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage has placed a full-page open letter in The Telegraph today, defending comments he made to James O'Brien on LBC. 

During last week's interview on LBC, Farage told James "You know the difference" when asked what the difference was between a group of Romanians moving next door to him, rather than a group of Germans.

However, in the Telegraph advert below, Mr Farage writes that Ukip is not a racist party, and most Romanians would make 'good neighbours'. 

He goes on to state that 92% of all ATM crime in London are committed by Romanians, and that a 'huge problem' in Romania is the growth of organised criminal gangs, for whom EU membership means greater opportunities.

He concludes by saying 'It is not racist to want to stop organised criminal gangs undermining our way of life - it is common sense.' 

The Ukip leader said last week he was "tired out" during the LBC interview and "in life, sometimes people get things wrong".

Nigel Farage's advert inside the Telegraph today.