Tory MEP sparks UKIP outrage by "dragging up patent rubbish" of Farage's alleged racist outburst
A Tory MEP has come under vicious attack from UKIP for posting “patent rubbish” on Facebook in repeating alleged racist statements made by UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Writing on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning, Tory MEP Sajjad Karim quoted remarks allegedly made by Farage when speaking to UKIP founder Dr Alan Sked. Karim posted: “More relevations. ‘We will never win the nigger vote, the nig-nogs will never vote for us’ - Nigel Farage to UKIP founder Alan Sked, who abandoned the party over its adoption of far-right ideologies”.
UKIP founder Dr Sked reported Farage’s alleged statements in 2005, when speaking to the Mail on Sunday, adding that the party was “racist” and “infected by the far right”.
A UKIP spokesperson told LondonlovesBusiness.com that Karim was “dragging up patent rubbish”.
“These allegations, from a very bitter man, about a non-existent conversation that didn’t happen many years ago, have been comprehensively denied many, many times. I wonder why a Tory MEP, likely to lose his seat next year, is dragging up such patent rubbish? Anybody who knows Mr. Farage at all knows that this is ludicrous, arrant tosh,” he said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Karim refused to be drawn on the Tory MEP’s reasoning behind posting Farage’s reported remarks, but said that it was “part of a cross-party agenda to expose UKIP for what they actually are”.
“They are committing a fraud on the British people in that they have representatives democratically elected into the European Parliament but they’re not there to do the job they’re elected to, because they want to see an end to the EU,” she added.
In response to UKIP’s attack, Karim took to Facebook to write: “oh really………!!! LOL!….Bring it on Farage - we’re ready for you in the north west.”
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