A Ukip leadership candidate has conceded it was a probably a “mistake” to claim a “homosexual donkey” tried to rape his horse.
John Rees-Evans was quizzed about the 2014 incident as he announced his bid to succeed Nigel Farage on BBC’s Daily Politics programme today.
“It was a bit of playful banter with a mischievous activist,” he said. “I’m sorry if I offended anyone in doing that.”
“I concede it was a mistake to be playful with an activist in a street. The fact is I’m not a politician. The guy was just asking me questions in the street. It was an error of judgment.”
Rees-Evans was Ukip’s candidate for the Cardiff South and Penarth parliamentary seat at the 2015 general election. During the campaign he was filmed being asked whether it was right that “some homosexuals prefer sex with animals”.
“Actually, I’ve witnessed that,” Rees-Evans said. “I’ve got a horse and it was there in the field. And a donkey came up, which was male, and I’m afraid tried to rape my horse.”
Rees-Evans said he had to protect his horse from the “homosexual donkey”.
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