'Nigel Farage hit back today after it emerged he and Brexit Party MEPs face being barred from getting coveted Parliamentary passes if they win looming European elections.
All MEPs are currently able to apply for privileged access to Westminster, allowing them to use the exclusive facilities.
But the House of Lords authorities have now recommended that the perk be stripped away - sparking claims that they are trying to shut out anti-establishment politicians.
Mr Farage told MailOnline: 'Quite frankly given the current composition of the House of Lords, who would want to visit there anyway? I've been kicked out of better places than the House of Lords.
'They are obviously scared. Perhaps they think we will contaminate the building.
'We are carrying a virus - it's called democracy.'
The House of Lords Commission has published a report recommending MEPs have their right to passes removed.
Peers will consider the issue on Thursday - just a week before European elections where Mr Farage and his newly-formed party are expected to top the poll.
The House of Commons removed the perk in 2009 to stop then-BNP leader Nick Griffin gaining access, but the Upper House refused to follow suit at the time.
The report said: 'We consider that the position of the two Houses should now be aligned.
'This fits with wider changes to the pass system designed to simplify and streamline the number and categories of passes.''
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