A UKIP official who mocked murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence as “Saint Stephen” and claimed his mother, campaigner Doreen Lawrence, was “boring us all to tears” has been selected as a candidate. Pamela Preedy was the secretary of UKIP’s Redcar branch when she was exposed for a series of vile remarks about Lawrence, whose killing led to profound cultural […]

So the Tories down in Thurrock have decided to get into the race-baiting sewer, describing British-born half-Turkish UKIP MEP Tim Aker as ‘Timür’ (complete with umlaut) — a name he has not used since school. And in case anyone doesn’t get the point, they’ve helpfully stuck a picture of hook-handed terror preacher Abu Hamza alongside. […]

A Tory who caused outrage by suggesting that gypsy travellers should be “executed” has quit as a councillor. Alan Mellins — who made the comment to shocked colleagues and staff in the middle of a planning scrutiny meeting — issued the following statement: “It was never my intention to cause offence. The remark was irresponsible and […]