Having admitted yesterday that he still has “strong affections” for his racist ex-girlfriend, Henry Bolton said today that she “might get a card” on Valentine’s Day.
And the old romantic proved his love for 25-year-old model Jo Marney on LBC Radio this morning by refusing to condemn the many racist things she’s said.
Here’s a quick reminder:
- Marney said “I wouldn’t with a negro” because black people are “ugly” in a string of racist messages about Meghan Markle.
- Marney said Muslins are “all fucking idiots” and “the cancer of this earth.”
- Marney described the Grenfell Tower as a “nest of illegal immigrants.”
Bolton was asked three times by presenter Nick Ferrari to confirm that those statements were racist. Here’s how it went:
“Well, I mean that’s, er, that’s, you know, er…you know, they were quite fiery, and they were private messages, you know. But anyway, I was unaware of them.
“The NEC decided to take a vote on no confidence against me. They voted unanimously against me. So now we’re going into a…”
“Well, er, I mean, you know, they’re, they’re certainly, er, fiery and provocative.”
“Well, er, as, er, as I’ve said before, Nick, they’re, they’re, they’re, they were taken out of context.
“The source of them has said that at least one was doctored. He was misled into releasing. I think the thing is that we’ve moved on from that. That was some time ago. And now we’ve got a situation where there is a whole lot of stuff happening of a far more serious nature.”
UPDATE: Shortly after this interview, Bolton didn’t see the irony in lecturing Labour on equalities: