Godfrey Bloom, who last year made the infamous comment "No self-respecting small businessman with a brain in the right place would ever employ a lady of child-bearing age" claims that he has been vindicated by the BBC.
Bloom believes a recent report conducted by the BBC "The Money Programme," justifies his outrageous comments. The report claims that 30,000 women take time out from their jobs because of pregnancy, and up to 200,000 could face discrimination.
Bloom said: "Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy - they face five times the regulatory costs as big businesses. Is there any wonder that many feel that they have no option but to discriminate?”
Bloom's critics last July included Glenys Kinnock MEP, who said: "We know UKIP are Neanderthal in their attitudes, but it is absolutely terrifying that Mr Bloom can fly in the face of what we have worked and fought for, to establish equal opportunities and rights for women."
The leader of the Party of European Socialists, Poul Nyrup Rassmussen MEP, said at the time that Mr Bloom's remarks were "outrageous" and "absolutely unacceptable".
However Bloom recently hit back saying: "I was hounded for telling the truth about the realities of small business. UKIP have now been raising this issue consistently in the European Parliament for over a year."
"I am very glad that the BBC will air this programme and vindicated by what I felt was an honest view."