Ukip Youth Group Trade Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic And Homophobic Slurs In Secret Facebook Group

Earlier this week Huff Post UK revealed that Ukip leadership candidate Lisa Duffy was being mocked in the group for her appearance.

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“It seems Big Brother has been replaced by Big Mother, and hordes of infantilised mental children – seemingly inhabiting adult bodies – come crying to her whenever they are emotionally triggered by a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.

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