A great scoop from Ian Dunt over at Politics.co.uk. It turns out that William Henwood — the UKIP candidate at the centre of the party’s latest racism row after suggesting that Lenny Henry should “go and live in a black country” isn’t from Britain himself.
The Enfield council candidate told the BBC:
“I think if black people come to this country and don’t like mixing with white people why are they here? If [Henry] wants a lot of blacks around go and live in a black country.”
But turns out he’s originally from, errr, South Africa.
@wghenwood Hi William. I gather you were actually born in South Africa. Can you confirm if this is true? Thanks, Ian.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) April 28, 2014
To paraphrase Henwood:
“If racists come to this country and don’t like living in multicultural North London then why are they here?”
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