- Candidate posted hate group story to UKIP Facebook page
- Posted to Farage that ‘Jewish bankers dominate world’
- Claims she was hacked but posts appear over 11 months
A UKIP member was selected to stand in local elections despite posting material from a hate group to the party’s official Facebook page. The party also failed to act after the same candidate, Anna-Marie Crampton, posted similar anti-semitic material to Nigel Farage’s page.
Crampton, who was suspended by UKIP after similar messages on a third-party website emerged last week, posted an article from the American Free Press, classified as an anti-semitic hate group by the respected Southern Poverty Law Centre. The story claimed that the British Jewish financier Evelyn Rothschild controls “over half the wealth of the planet”:
Six months prior, Crampton — seemingly one of the party’s most active online supporters — replied twice to a post on Nigel Farage’s official page claiming that Jewish bankers “dominate the world … to the detriment of all”:
Crampton has claimed that her Facebook account hacked — but there is mounting evidence that her login was used to post anti-semitic material over the course of at least 11 months:
- 16 January 2012 — claims “Zionist banksters [sic] … dominate the world”
- 31 July 2012 — links to conspiracy theory published by hate group
- 20 February 2013 — blames Jews for starting WWII and Holocaust
UKIP are desperate to avoid an “expulsion” story before Thursday’s local elections.