•UKIP Leader Nigel Farage was on Sky News, 14.01.2013, speaking about recent polls where UKIP beat the Conservatives into third place, and about US interference in UK politics and the prospects of Britain leaving the European Union.
"There is a very clear majority of the British people that do not want to be part of the European Union as it is, which means they don't want to be part of a political union," Mr Farage said.
"Where they need reassurance is that we can go on doing business with European companies, regardless of whether we are a part of that Union, or not.
"And that is why, in the last week or two, what you've seen are the giant multi-nationals, lots of businessmen with knighthoods, lots of former EU commissioners with pensions, doing all they can to scare people into thinking that if we're not part of the European Union nobody will do business with us.
"And our message has to be that the most important question in this debate is: Are we a democratic, self-governing nation?
"And secondly we have to point out that European companies sell us far more than we sell them, and there is no prospect of British goods being barred in Europe if we're not part of political union."
Mr Farage was also asked about objectionable views posted by some UKIP members online.
"Under my leadership... extremists of any hue are not welcome in UKIP. Those four people that have made those comments on our internal party forum will most certainly not be candidates of UKIP in the future."