Oscar Gomez, a former local election candidate in North East Derbyshire, wrote: “Roll the fat fuck down the street and straight to the RSPCA. We can flog her off as an unwanted butchers dog.”
Another group member, Edwin Smith, wrote: “She rolls her sleeves up before assaulting another bucket of deep fried poultry.”
After a picture was posted of Duffy mocked up as Mr Blobby with the caption: “Mrs Duffy says Move on”, Smith wrote: “She needs to ‘move on’ to a treadmill.”
When presented with the latest revelations by the Huff Post UK, Duffy vowed to deal with the group if she became leader.
She said: “I’m extremely disappointed at this new string of appalling comments made by a small minority of YI members.
“I’ll make it crystal clear- this disgraceful behaviour does not belong in Ukip. If I’m elected as Ukip’s next leader I will review YI at once and decide if we need to appoint a national co-ordinator again to keep a close eye on its affairs.
“Misconduct should be investigated on an individual basis through the complaints process put in place by our NEC. Our party takes a no-nonsense, zero tolerance approach with this sort of thing, and trust me, it WILL be dealt with.”
Huff Post UK contacted Somerville, Green and McKenzie for a comment.
Somerville responded with a statement: “There’s really nothing worth commenting too much on. You’re literally writing a story about me – and others – posting memes and using language which doesn’t align with your Orwellian, guilt-inducing, speech codes on the Internet. Do you need a safe space?
“It seems Big Brother has been replaced by Big Mother, and hordes of infantilised mental children – seemingly inhabiting adult bodies – come crying to her whenever they are emotionally triggered by a joke, opinion or fact. You want to punish me for naughty-think, but I frankly don’t care
“I look forward to reading your no-doubt out of context, hyperbolic and intellectually dull article masquerading as news. You really have made my day.”
Green responded by sending a screenshot of another comment he had made in order to demonstrate he was criticising the religion, not those who practice it.
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/08/18/ukip-youth-trade-islamophobic-anti-semitic-and-homophobic-facbook_n_11601046.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics