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UKIP selects 'send the lot back' candidate for parliamentary seat

UKIP selects 'send the lot back' candidate for parliamentary seat

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Monday May 12 2014

The Mail on Sunday reports on UKIP’s selection of Victoria Ayling as its parliamentary candidate for the seat of Great Grimsby in next year’s general election after incumbent Austin Mitchell declared his intention to stand down.

Ayling, who fought the seat for the Conservative Party in 2010 general election, has since switched to UKIP but not without courting controversy. Ayling, currently a local councillor, was filmed making disparaging remarks about immigrants saying she would like to ‘send the lot back’.

Video footage shows Ayling saying “We must ensure that those who should not be here should be repatriated: the illegals and failed asylum seekers and all those coming here should learn to speak English to integrate properly.”

She goes on to say “multiculturalism does not work – Britishness does.” She later concedes that “maybe Britishness is waving the National Front a bit” adding “I just want to send the lot back but I can’t say that.”

When Ayling’s comments were published last December, party leader Nigel Farage stood by her saying the media was intent on bringing the party into ‘disrepute’ because it was in cahoots with the establishment. Farage has gone on to boast that UKIP is not ‘a racist party’ though, quite clearly, actions speak louder than words.


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