POLITICS 'Ukip Should Represent Bigots', Says Ukip PR Man

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  1. whoosh

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    The man recruited by Ukip to stop "bad stuff" about the party appearing in the media... has comically fluffed his lines by stating that Nigel Farage's Party should represent 'bigots'.

    That's right - "bigots".

    The same senior official also claimed the NHS was the "biggest waste of money in the UK". The remarks were made by Matthew Richardson, the party's secretary and a member of its national executive council.

    According to The Sunday Times Richardson told a meeting last month: "I've said before, people talk about Ukip being bigots. There are hundreds of thousands of bigots in the United Kingdom and they deserve representation." He also joked about party leader Nigel Farage, saying: "He's a Kent man. Well, sounds like Kent, anyway."

    Richardson added that the Ukip leader would "have to be a moron" to put the party's plan for a turnover tax for businesses in its manifesto. He insisted the comments were "clearly light-hearted harmless banter in the pub" and did "not reflect any seriously held belief".

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