A UKIP member who once claimed he had witnessed a gay donkey trying to rape his stallion is standing to be party leader for the second time.
John Rees Evans came third out of three in the November 2016 leadership election – as opposed to the September 2016 leadership election.
But he hopes his efforts during the general election – during which he slept in a tent as he toured constituencies helping UKIP candidates try to save their deposits – will be rewarded.
Rees-Evans is best know for his comments about the x-rated behaviour of animals in 2014, which were reported by the Morning Star newspaper.
He made the comment while being quizzed about the dodgy views of his fellow party members by anti-UKIP campaigners.
The campaigners challenged Rees-Evans to distance himself from the following statement by a UKIP branch chair: “Some homosexuals prefer sex with animals.”
But to their surprise, he replied: “Actually I’ve witnessed that.”
“I’ve got a horse and it was in the fields and a donkey came up. My horse is a stallion and the donkey came up, which is male, and I’m afraid, tried to rape my horse. My horse bit the side of the donkey and I had to go and hit my horse to protect the donkey.”
You can watch the incident for yourself in the video below from 1.45…
His entry into the race should make the election hustings with his openly gay rivals David Coburn and Peter Whittle interesting.
He also faces competition from far-right activist Anne Marie Waters, who has described Islam as “evil”.
It’s business as normal for UKIP…