A senior UK Independence Party member has posted a racist comment on Community Care.
In response to a post by Community Care‘s Outside Left blogger on asylum, Paul Wiffen – who is chair of UKIP London and a parliamentary candidate, said:
“You left-wing scum are all the same, wanting to hand our birthright to Romanian gypsies who beat their wives and children into begging and stealing money they can gamble with, Muslim nutters who want to kill us and put us all under medieval Sharia law, the same Africans who sold their Afro-Caribbean brothers into a slavery that Britain was the first to abolish (but you still want to apologize for!)”
Wiffen, who is standing as an MP in Ilford South at the next election, continued: “Worry about where we are going to live and grow food, you wanker, not the UKIP policy that might just save your worthless skin!”
Wiffen, who stood as an MEP for Scotland in 2009, also said: “”Britain is full, you prat! Even your scummy, illiterate Grauniad admits it! In the circumstances, I think ‘get lost’ is positively polite. ‘Go forth and multiply’ elsewhere would be my wording.”
Mike McNabb, Outside Left blogger, said: “This is a worrying development as UKIP has always claimed to be an anti-racist party. This post shows them in their true colours. Wiffen should do the honourable thing and stand down.”
Mike Gapes, MP for Illford South, said:
“Ilford South and Redbridge as a whole is a model of co-operation between faiths and a successful diverse vibrant community where migrants from all over the world and Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs and people of no faith live side-by-side in harmony.
“There is an unpleasant whiff about Mr Wiffen. I suggest he goes back to West London. We do not want BNP-lite extremism and poison here.”
Community Care is awaiting a response from UKIP.
The Conservative Party said it did not want to comment.