Farage: Immigration has made minimum wage 'maximum wage'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that "borderless Britain" and "massive oversupply of labour" from southern and eastern Europe have made the minimum wage in many cases effectively a "maximum wage".

UKIP are holding their party conference in Doncaster and have announced a policy to abolish income tax for people earning minimum wage.

Mr Farage said the current taxation was a "massive disincentive to get off benefits".

He said they would pay for this policy, apparently estimated to cost around £12 billion, by cutting spending on foreign aid and the European Union.