UPDATE: On original publication, this article carried a picture of James Carver, new UKIP MEP for the West Midlands — not Cllr Dave Small. Scrapbook is happy to clarify that Mr Carver was not responsible for the alleged comments and, indeed, brought the matter to the attention of the party.
It’s taken just five days for one of UKIP’s new councillors to find themselves at the centre of a row — with Redditch councillor Dave Small accused of sickening racist and homophobic comments on Facebook.
Barely literate comments attributed to him (two excerpts below) include branding African migrants “scroungers” and Elton John and Clare Balding “perverts”:
Unusually, the party have acted swiftly to suspend him.