UKIP candidate shares race hate article on Facebook branding mixed-race couples a ‘plague’Posted: January 29, 2015
Mark Walker, 46, on a shortlist to stand in the general election, used his Facebook page to circulate the racist article earlier this month
A would-be UKIP candidate has shared a rant branding mixed-race couples a “plague”.
Mark Walker, 46, on a shortlist to stand in the general election, used his Facebook page to circulate the racist article earlier this month.
Originally published by far right group Western Spring, it said relationships between races “amount to genocide” and slammed the “plague of inter-racial marriage”.
Walker, hoping to be the candidate for Bromsgrove, published and ‘liked’ a link to the article on his UKIP Facebook page on January 10th.
It urged: “PLEASE SHARE far and wide”.
Days later Walker, a property firm director from Worcester, used Facebook to circulate a bizarre message claiming the Israeli secret service was behind the Charlie Hebdo atrocity in Paris – and insisting al-Qaeda does not exist.
Tonight Labour MP John Healey had a message for UKIP leader Nigel Farage: “These are yet more disgusting views from UKIP representatives. I hope Mr Farage is going to immediately distance himself from this.”
Walker’s disturbing postings emerged only days after a newspaper revealed one of Farage’s top aides, Matthew Richardson had told a meeting: “Hundreds of thousands of bigots in the UK need representation too.”
Mr Farage dismissed them as jokey remarks.
Tonight a UKIP spokesman said: “UKIP is non-racist, non-sectarian. Mark Walker will not be selected as we believe his comments show he is unsuitable.”