Nigel Farage has been speaking to LBC’s Nick Ferrari about what he sees as an inherent bias in the BBC’s coverage against Ukip.
He takes particular exception to comments made on last week’s episode of Have I Got News For You when the Sunday Times’ Camilla Long said he had only been out campaigning a few times in South Thanet, a suggestion Ukip deny.
He said: “I believe they are guilty of blatant prejudice. I think they’ve been prejudicial on the European issue, prejudicial on the immigration issue.
“I think deep within their DNA, is a north London metropolitan mindset that just doesn’t see what Ukip believes to be acceptable. I think it’s as simple as that.
“We have complained like hell. We’ve written a number of letters to them.
“We were less than impressed by the audience they produced for the Challengers’ Debate, where there was an openly hostile audience.
“Time and again, we see the BBC treating us in a way that is really quite extraordinary.
“Even through to a programme on Have I Got News For You last week where comments were made about an individual in a constituency, namely me, that I just don’t think would have been said about any other candidate in the country.”