UKIP's Suzanne Evans has distanced her party from Marine Le Pen's Front National (FN), saying she was "disturbed" to hear the French far-right leader attempt to compare herself to Nigel Farage.
Ms Evans was talking to Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRADIO after Ms Le Pen gave an interview to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
The UKIP leadership candidate was adamant there is no comparison between FN and UKIP, or their leaders. She told Julia that "we will not do deal with Front National in the European Parliament" and pledged to continue this policy if she's elected leader.
When pressed by Julia as to the differences between UKIP and FN, Ms Evans said there was "clear blue water" between the two parties on immigration and went on to explain why.
Ms Evans has announced her decision to run in the UKIP leadership contest following the shock resignation of Diane James, who stood down after just 18 days in charge.
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