Nigel Farage has explained that there is one "openly racist" political party in Britain, and it's not Ukip.
While claiming that his own party is "all-embracing", the Ukip leader said media attention should instead be focused on the "anti-English" SNP.
Speaking at a campaign event in Hartlepool on Tuesday, Mr Farage claimed: "The SNP are openly racist. The anti-English hostility and the kind of language that is used about and towards English people is totally extraordinary."
If my supporters behaved in the way that some of those pro-independence supporters behaved in the referendum I'd have been painted out to be the worst person that had been seen for 70 years in British politics.
Nigel Farage, speaking to ITV News
(Um, as an aside: Who actually is painted out to be the worst person for 70 years in British politics?)
If you want to look at unpleasant tactics in terms of street campaigning and outright naked unpleasantness on a national-stroke-racial nature then you only have to see what was said to me when surrounded by a group of thugs in a street in Edinburgh.