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Councillor quits in party row

The Courier by . | Sunday, 26 October 2014

An investigation was launched and Mr Millar was asked to stand aside from his position as chair of the Community Safety, Public Engagement and Equalities Committee. The party said he declined to do so during the investigation but has now resigned from the Lib Dem group and the party. Mr Millar more...


"Execute them" - Councillor proposes shocking solution for removing travellers

Maidenhead Advertiser by Simon Meechan | Thursday, 23 October 2014

A councillor's shock solution for removing travellers from sites is to 'execute' them. Conservative councillor for Cox Green Alan Mellins made the offensive comment at a planning and housing overview and scrutiny panel meeting in Maidenhead Town Hall on Monday. The panel was discussing how to respond to the Government's consultation on more...


Latvian MEP Who Quit Ukip EU Group Attacks 'Rude' Nigel Farage

Huffington Post by Ned Simons | Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Latvian MEP who quit Ukip's grouping in the European parliament last week has angrily rejected claims that she was blackmailed and attacked Nigel Farage's "rude" attitude. Iveta Grigule decision to leave Farage's Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group almost caused it to collapse. It was only saved when more...


Mike Read withdraws his ‘Ukip Calypso’ from sale

The Independent by Robert Dex | Thursday, 23 October 2014

The former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for “unintentionally causing offence” with his “Ukip Calypso”, sung with a mock Caribbean accent, adding that he had asked his record company to withdraw the song from sale. The song, which praises the anti-EU party and its leader Nigel Farage, included the more...


Ukip's far-right Euro partner attacks 'Holocaust industry'

Jewish Chronicle by Nissan Tzur | Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group has recruited an MEP from the Congress of the New Right, whose leader, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, uses racial slurs and questions the Holocaust. In a recent interview with the JC, Korwin-Mikke said that Jews’ efforts to win back property stolen during the Second more...


Tommy Robinson, former EDL leader, recalled to prison

by BBC News | Tuesday, 21 October 2014

He was released in June under licence and had been due to debate at the prestigious union on Thursday. A statement on Facebook from his supporters said: "Tommy Robinson has been recalled to prison for responding to a threat on Twitter." 'Police persecution' His lawyers said the recall was for a fixed term more...


Man jailed for anti-Semitic tweet to Luciana Berger MP

by BBC News | Tuesday, 21 October 2014

He was ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge to the Labour MP after the judge upgraded the offence to one considered racially motivated. Ms Berger said the sentence "sent out a clear message". The Liverpool Wavertree MP said: "Hate crime is not tolerated in our country. "I hope this case serves as more...


Ukip's New EU Ally Joked About Wife Beating And Defended Hitler

Huffington Post by Asa Bennett & Ned Simons | Monday, 20 October 2014

The Polish MEP recruited by Nigel Farage to save Ukip's group in the European Parliament has joked about wife beating and defended Adolf Hitler's tax policy. Last week the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group risked collapse after Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule announced she was leaving to sit as more...


Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding

The Guardian by Rajeev Syal | Monday, 20 October 2014

Ukip has struck a deal with a Polish MEP whose far-right party leader casually uses racial slurs and questions the Holocaust following fears that its grouping in Europe would lose millions of pounds in taxpayers’ funds. Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group recruited an MEP from the Congress more...


£1m UKIP donor Arron Banks was arrested for harassing female executive

Bristol Post by Geoff Bennett | Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Bristol tycoon who pledged £1 million to Ukip was arrested over claims he harassed a female executive. Former Tory donor Arron Banks, 48, planned to give Nigel Farage's party £100,000 - but upped the donation after William Hague called him a 'nobody' earlier this month. But it has now emerged the more...


Hereford UKIP branch dissolved amid allegations of "hidden agenda" to oust would-be MP

Hereford Times by Bill Tanner | Saturday, 18 October 2014

The South Hereford constituency committee of UKIP has been dissolved after its would-be MP quit citing “personal vendettas” within the party amongst his reasons for doing so. Today, former branch secretary Derek Preedy told the Hereford Times that some branch members were “disgusted” at the way candidate Kip Waistell had more...


Ukip man to be tried for sexual assault

East London Lines by Jamie Wright | Wednesday, 15 October 2014

UKIP’s former candidate for Mayor of Lewisham will face trial after allegations he sexually assaulted a homeless Bulgarian man. Civil Servant Peter Lello, 44, was accused of assault in May. He denied the charge at Woolwich Crown Court last Friday and is on bail until June next year, when he will more...


Godfrey Bloom quits Ukip and warns Douglas Carswell of ‘back-stabbers’

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Monday, 13 October 2014

Godfrey Bloom, the colourful former Ukip MEP, has resigned from the party with a warning to its newest recruit, Douglas Carswell, to beware backstabbers among his colleagues. The politician, whose gaffes have included calling women sluts and complaining of foreign aid going to “bongo-bongo land”, said he was leaving Ukip after more...


North East Lincolnshire Ukip leader's 'special needs' Facebook post leads to formal complaint

Grimsby Telegraph by . | Wednesday, 1 October 2014

THE leader of Ukip in North East Lincolnshire has been called on to apologise after claims he made derogatory comments about people with learning difficulties. It is alleged that Councillor Ron Shepherd (Ukip, Scartho) posted the comment "Poor old Mathew ... Special needs and all!" on Facebook in reference to Labour more...