This week UKIP had to disown a local election candidate Sue Bowen after it emerged she had been a BNP candidate.
Then it turned out another candidate, Anna-Marie Crampton, photographed with Farage two weeks ago, was caught spouting conspiracy theories about Jews and the Holocaust.
Now this blog has been sent evidence that a senior UKIP activist has close associations with the English Defence League.
Meet Cliff Dixon. He is chairman of the UKIP branch in Hillingdon, west London.
The founder of Ukip Hillingdon, Jason Pontey, is pictured here with Nigel Farage.
1. Dixon has been on demonstrations with the English Defence League. He earlier boasted on his blog that he “joined my friends from March for England to tag along on the EDL Tower Hamlets demonstration”.
2. Dixon has attended a number of nationalist marches with the relatively small ‘March for England’ group – who are close to the EDL. One event was co-organised with the British Patriots Society, which is described as “a tiny splinter of the English Defence League”.
Cliff Dixon has also posed with English Defence League activists and BNP figures.
(he’s on the right, and confirms the pic).
That isn’t the only image with EDL activists either.
The official UKIP position is that:
Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party, National Front, British Freedom Party, British People’s Party, English Defence League, Britain First or the UK First Party.
If UKIP thinks these parties are racist and wants nothing to do with them, then why does it tolerate prominent members associating with the English Defence League?
(hat-tip Stand for Peace blog)
via Sunny Hundal Liberal Conspiracy http://liberalconspiracy.org/2013/04/28/key-ukip-member-went-on-marches-with-the-english-defence-league/