Speaking at an event at Chatham House, Farage said: 'We are saying to BNP voters, if you are voting BNP because you are frustrated, upset with the change in your community but you are doing it holding your nose, because you don’t agree with their racist agenda, come and vote for us.'
Nigel Farage defended his approach at a Chatham House event: 'I said I don't like him [Vladimir Putin], I wouldn't trust him and I wouldn't want to live in his country, but compared with the kids who run foreign policy in this country, I've more respect for him than our lot.'
Speaking at Chatham House, Joe Twyman, the director of political research at YouGov, said he believed UKIP would top the May election, despite the pollster currently putting them in third place.
Speaking at a debate at Chatham House, Mr Farage said BNP voters who had switched to UKIP had been 'holding their nose' over what he described as the party's 'racist agenda' and found a more suitable home with UKIP.
'I would think we have probably taken a third of the BNP vote directly from them, I don't think anyone has done more, apart from Nick Griffin on Question Time, to damage the BNP than UKIP and I am quite proud of that,' said Nigel Farage speaking at Chatham House.
'Recently there has been discussion in Finland about joining NATO, but opinion remains in favour of a defence partnership with Sweden,' said Kathleen McInnis.
'His victory speech was uncompromising, tough and polarizing. It is an indication that he will intensify his current robust style of leadership,' said Fadi Hakura.
'International criticism of Prime Minister Erdogan over his ban of Twitter plays into his hands, especially among his religious conservative voters who have a strong proclivity to believe in conspiracy theories and to have a negative suspicious view of alleged foreign intervention in Turkey,' said Fadi Hakura.
'It has got more violent and it is such a range of targets from communities to schools and such softer targets to actually really prominent military targets, said Elizabeth Donnelly.