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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

UKIP - From the sublime to the ridiculous

Those of us who are used UKIP candidates from the south of England making idiots of themselves are reassured today that Wales was not left out when Nigel Farage specified the parameters of his party's gene pool.

This discovery has come about due to the widely reported remarks of UKIP's candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth about homosexuality. The Independent's account provides some context:

A Ukip parliamentary candidate standing in Wales has claimed a “homosexual donkey” tried to rape his horse.

John Rees-Evans, who is running for Cardiff South and Penarth in May’s general election, told the bizarre story to protesters outside a new campaign office in Merthyr Tydfil.

An anti-Ukip demonstrator had asked him to respond to a string of controversial quotes by fellow party members, including on from Dr Julia Gasper in Oxford, who allegedly claimed that “some homosexuals prefer sex with animals”.

“Actually, I’ve witnessed that,” Mr Rees-Evans responded. “I’ve got a horse and it was there in the field. And a donkey came up…which was male, and I’m afraid tried to rape my horse.”

The stallion bit the “homosexual donkey” in defence, the former soldier continued, saying he leapt to the animal’s defence and hit the horse to protect it.

“I don’t think that’s what she meant but it’s a coincidence,” he added.

You couldn't make it up if you tried.
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