In an interview today with LBC, a London news station, Conservative Leader David Cameron referred to UKIP members as "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists".
In an apparent attempt to gain some political points with voters and distance his party from extreme right wing fascist parties, has Cameron gone too far? Or are UKIP actually racists? Let’s see………………..
A former key figure in the UKIP ranks, Robert Kilroy Silk labelled Arabs "suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors" on his BBC Talk Show in 2004.
Deputy Leader Mike Nattrass once stood as a candidate in the Dudley West by-election as a NBP (New Britain Party), a party known to be anti-immigration and somewhat racist. Source: The Observer 2001
Now UKIPWatch couldn't possibly comment on the alleged "closet racists" but the Press and fellow UKIPWatchers may wish to consult the following list:
Aidan Rankin - former co-author of the UKIP manifesto - member of the Third Way, a breakaway party from the National Front. Source: The Independent 3 June 2004
Alastair McConnachie - former UKIP candidate - Holocaust denier The Guardian Source :
Martyn Heale – Former UKIP South Thanet Branch Chairman, now Agent and Campaigns Manager - former National Front branch organiser and candidate. Source: The Guardian
Mark Deavin – Post Graduate Student of Dr Alan Sked, a London School of Economics lecturer and UKIP founder – Links to the British National Party Source : The Guardian
Nigel Farage says he's happy to be branded a fruitcake, a loony and gadfly afterall... “i'm wearing the gadfly tie today” He however denies the "racist" remarks claiming…. "We are a non-racist, non-sectarian party..."
Really Nigel……? Isn’t it worrying when even Robert Kilroy Silk accuses you of being “bloody right wing fascist nutters”