Nigel Farage has declared "war" on David Cameron over immigration policy after the the Prime Minister suggested some Ukip members may be racist.This is what it's come to, a so-called Conservative leader and prime minister deriding another politician as racist for wanting to control immigration.
The row over Ukip's stance on immigration blew up after a council took three foster children away from a couple on the grounds their support of the party was "racist".
Mr Cameron has previously said that Ukip members are mostly "closet racists" and Downing Street infuriated the party further by clarifying this weekend that not all Ukip members are racist.
Mr Farage today condemned the "slur", arguing it is not racist to believe in tighter border controls limiting immigration.
"[David Cameron] alone in British politics today continues to throw this slur at us that because we believe in not having our law set in Europe and controlling our borders that somehow that is racist. If he wants an electoral war with my party on his immigration open door policy he can have one," he told Sky News.
Note, however, in the video at the Telegraph link, Nigel Farage only couches his opposition to more immigration in terms of Eastern European immigrants; if he were to say anything about wanting fewer Pakistanis/Muslims, it seems that even he feels he would be legitimately open to the charge of racism.
And now, in the land of the Magna Carta, foster children can be removed from their foster parents because those parents oppose immigration. The absurdity of the situation almost passes belief.