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UKIP Member: Lenny Henry Should Leave Britain

posted by: . | on: Sunday, 27 April 2014, 10:25


A local election UKIP candidate has suggested that British comedian Lenny Henry should emigrate to a "black country".

Enfield candidate William Henwood was responding to recent comments made by Henry that there was a poor representation of ethnic minorities on British television.

On his Twitter account, he tweeted: "He should emigrate to a black country. He does not have to live with whites."

In a statement, UKIP insisted the party was "non-racist, non-sectarian" and that "any comments made by members that fail to uphold these values will be duly investigated and acted upon".

Mr Henwood is not the only candidate to have extreme views revealed in the past week since the party's manifesto was launched.

UKIP Camden candidate Magnus Nielsen claimed that 70% of UK mosques had been "taken over" by "fundamentalists".

According to his Facebook page, he said: "Islam is organised crime under religious camouflage. Any Muslim who is not involved in organised crime is not a 'true believer', practising Islam as Mohammed commanded."

And a UKIP member who appeared in the party's latest election broadcast was suspended after allegedly expressing "repellent views".

Andre Lampitt apparently posted racist and anti-Islamic remarks as well as inappropriate comments about Labour leader Ed Miliband on Twitter.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he was "very angry" that Mr Lampitt had been given a role in the broadcast.

Despite a bruising week of controversies, a poll suggests Mr Farage's party has surged into the lead in the European election contest.

UKIP recorded 31% support in the YouGov survey for the Sunday Times, three points ahead of Labour, with the Conservatives trailing in third place with 19%.

SKY News



 Posted: 27 Apr 2014 | There are 1 comments

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Comment 1 | From: B31 Antifascist | Date: 27 April 2014, 15:51

No one likes to be tagged as racist and no one would want to vote for a party that espouses racism and hatred regardless of ones views on Europe. UKIP already have the tags of populist and anti establishment, which Farage is all too aware of. Yet they now have the tags of RACIST and INTOLERANT of fellow Britons as well as immigrants, and now they are the new BNP, according to comments made by another UKIP chinless wonder, Neil Hamilton (ps other anti-establishment parties are available...)


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