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:'UKIP and the Northern League'
'..And it wasn't irrelevant to Nigel Farage when in refuting David Cameron's closet racist accusation he cited UKIP's expulsion of the Lega Nord, telling the Guardian on April 5: "We thought the Italian Northern League were OK. But they have become Islamaphobic to an extent we find unsettling".
So why is it no longer unsettling? And if kicking out the Lega Nord was proof that UKIP is not a party of closet racists, is letting them back in again equal proof that it is? '
:UKIP chief Nigel Farage calls for burka ban
'The burka and other face-covering veils worn by Muslim women should be banned, the UK Independence Party says.
Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who leads UKIP's 13 MEPs in Brussels, told the BBC's Politics Show they were a symbol of an "increasingly divided Britain".
He also said they "oppressed" women and were a potential security threat.
But Schools Secretary Ed Balls said it was "not British" to tell people what to wear in the street, and accused UKIP of indulging in "unpleasant politics".
Some European countries, including France, are debating banning the burka, but the issue has sparked controversy when it has been raised in the UK.
UKIP is the first British party to call for a total ban, after the BNP called for it to be banned in Britain's schools.'