01/10/2013 05:12 BST | Updated 30/11/2013 05:12 GMT

Ukip's Nigel Farage Sports 'Hitler Moustache'... Again (PICTURES)

As if Nigel Farage hasn't enough on his plate recently, a rather unfortunate photo, seemingly showing the Ukip leader sporting a 'Hitler-style' moustache, has emerged – for the second time.

Previously, Mr Farage was being interviewed on BBC Breakfast when one of the large pixels blacked out – with embarrassing consequences.

'Hitler tache,' the return...

The Ukip leader, rocked by claims by a former teacher that he had "professed racist and neo-fascist views" as a youngster, appeared to be citing Enoch Powell, appropriately enough, during the graphics glitch.

'Hitler tache,' the original

Now, speaking at on the fringes of the Conservative Party conference on Monday, Mr Farage was caught out again, this time by a mischievous microphone.

The incident has been compared to the famous episode of comedy show Father Ted, when the much-loved lead character it caught out by a mark on his window.

The Euro MP’s unlucky look comes as Ukip's chief spin doctor has landed himself in a race row by remarking on a journalist as “of some form of ethnic extraction.”

Gawain Towler, who is also a candidate in next year's European election, used the phrase to describe Evening Standard reporter Kiran Randhawa.

He wrote: “James, my fault but I told the Standard that Nigel would be arriving at approx. 10.30 this morning. They have called and I expect a snapper and a female journalist (of some form of ethnic extraction) at Piccadilly. Am sorry”

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said only "very silly" people could think it was a racist comment, saying it his aide was "trying to use a descriptive term after a muffled telephone conversation".

"What would you suggest, prison camp? Forced labour?" he joked when asked if he would be sacked.