The far-right British National Party has branded UKIP as racist, claiming that Nigel Farage's party backs an immigration policy that would discriminate against white Europeans.
Steve Squire, the BNP London spokesman, told BuzzFeed that UKIP proposals to limit immigration were racially biased, unlike his own party's policy:
He claims UKIP's plans to limit immigration would only benefit individuals from the "third world" who will then undermine "the indigenous people of this country" who cannot cope with any further immigration.
As a result BNP leaflets now attack Nigel Farage more than the other party leaders.
The BNP has been badly hit by internal splits and financial problems since the last European elections, with its poll ratings plummeting as a result. Membership has plummeted and most of the party's councillors have lost their seats. Andrew Brons, one of the two MEPs elected on a BNP ticket in 2009 has already left the party.
In a sign of the party's troubles earlier this year the BNP had to issue a national appeal earlier this year to find candidates to fill its slate for the forthcoming EU elections, while party leader Nick Griffin has been declared bankrupt and risks losing his MEP's salary unless the party can stage a comeback in the north west of England.
If Griffin does lose his seat then the BNP will be left with just two elected representatives: one borough councillor in Leicestershire and another in Pendle, Lancashire.