UKIP leader Nigel Farage has hit back at demonstrators in Scotland, who branded him "racist, Nazi scum", by describing them as "fascist, deeply racist" and "anti-English".
Mr Farage was accused of "losing the plot" after breaking off an interview on BBC Radio Scotland over what he said was the "hatred" in its questioning.
Mr Farage went to Scotland on Thursday but was besieged in an Edinburgh pub when supporters of Scottish independence mounted a protest.
Yesterday, he called the demonstrators "deeply racist, with a total hatred of the English. The fact that 50 yobbo, fascist scum turn up and aren't prepared to listen to debate, I absolutely refuse to believe is representative of Scottish public opinion."
A Scottish National Party spokesman said: "Anyone who heard the (BBC) interview with Nigel Farage would have thought he has lost the plot."