But on Saturday "The Sun" quite rightly accused the UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, of "racism, pure and simple" for his suggestion that all Romanians are "criminals to be feared".
The Sun has a pay wall to see its on-line contents but check out this report on Channel 4 News.
Why I am not surprised in the least at Farage "BNP in Blazers" views. I must admit that I was astonished to read this editorial (see left) that clearly describes UKIP as not only having more than its "fair share of racists and homophobes".
It also makes it clear that Farage has acted in a racist manner by smearing "Romanians for being Romanian".
I have hard working UNISON members in my branch who are Romanian by birth, who are carers for vulnerable people, who will be devastated at being libelled by this racist yob as all being "criminals". What will their residents and clients think?
Now this does not mean that I will be buying the Sun anytime soon but credit where credit due.
Can anyone who is tempted to vote UKIP please realise that it is a deeply ignorant, unpleasant, unBritish, nasty and extreme right wing racist Party. Nothing more and nothing less.