Ukip candidate Donald Grewar investigated after gay people labeled ‘paedophiles’ and ‘fascist perverts’Posted: January 28, 2015
The Newport East candidate is being probed by party officials after his posts on far-right websites appeared to endorse racism and homophobia
Donald Grewar is being questioned by Ukip party officials over comments that appeared to endorse homophobic beliefs.
The Welsh Ukip candidate posted on a British National Party website, commenting approvingly on a post that described gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles”.
Grewar wrote: “Well said… sadly this will all come to fruition in the very near future. We need to resist and stand our ground.”
In addition to this, Grewar approved of a post on the English Defence League website, which spoke of “no surrender to militant Islam or political correctness”. Grewer wrote: “Thus sais [sic] it all… the mood of the nation… well done EDL”.
Grewar is standing for the Newport East seat in the May General Elections.
A Ukip spokesperson confirmed that they were looking into complaints concerning Grewar.
They said: “UKIP takes all complaints and concerns seriously and fully investigates all issues brought to our attention.
“Party members living in Newport recently raised some concerns with the party through our internal procedures and the party acted swiftly in ordering an investigation into these matters.
“When the full facts become known we will release a full statement on our website.”