After expelling a former BNP activist, the UKIP leader says the party lacks the resources to properly vet all of its local election candidates.
Nigel Farage's party is fielding a record 1,734 candidates, just 22 fewer than the Lib Dems.
Mainstream politicians have responded to populists like George Galloway, Nigel Farage, Beppe Grillo, and Sarah Palin by burying their heads in the sand.
There is no path to victory for Labour through the thickets of anti-immigrant politics and I am confident that Ed Miliband knows this.
When Conservatives, including Cameron, indicate their eagerness to be a little bit more like UKIP, all they do is give Nigel Farage the credit for setting the agenda.
If the Lib Dems benefit from an incumbency factor and UKIP splits the right-wing vote, the Tories will be the big losers.
The PM faces a backlash after the Lib Dems win the by-election and the Tories finish behind UKIP in third place.
Counting in the by-election continues as the Lib Dems say they have held the seat and predict that UKIP has beaten the Tories.
Nigel Farage's party would crave UK political representation to match that of the Greens.
Rather than appealing for tactical votes from UKIP supporters in the Eastleigh by-election, the Tories should have supported a voting system that ends this dilemma.