Ukip is facing controversy once again after a branch chairman suggested in a tweet that parts of London are being ‘ethnically cleansed’ of white people.
In a string of tweets, Jeremy Zeid, chairman of the party’s Harrow branch, said ‘the almost absence of white faces in Ilford is worrying’.
He went on to attack Labour MP for Ilford South, Mike Gapes, accusing him of being ‘either blind to or deliberately complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Ilford which I’m sure will be called ‘racist”.
‘A word so overused by the t***pot Left as to be completely devalued,’ he added.
Mr Gapes has been a thorn in Ukip’s side since he tweeted about controversial Ukip campaign posters, calling them ‘racist’.
Following a backlash on Twitter, Mr Zeid has removed his account, however others have continued to rally against him over his comments.
Mr Zeid tweeted the comments while visiting Ukip MEP Gerard Batten, who has himself been accused of racism after suggesting British Muslims should sign a special ‘code of conduct’.
Ukip were celebrating recently after getting 24 MEPs into the European Parliament following the elections last week.
30 May 2014 | 11:07 am – Source: metro.co.uk