More Ukip horror as investigation exposes racist abuse

By politics.co.uk staff

There were further examples of rampant racism in Ukip today, after a newspaper investigation uncovered even more offensive comments from local councillors.

The Sunday Mirror investigation found one Ukip councillor described illegal immigrants as "sandal-wearing, bomb-making, camel-riding, goat-f******, ragheads".

Chris Pain, Ukip leader of Lincolnshire council, said his Facebook account had been hacked.

The full post reads: "Have you noticed that if you ¬rearrange the letters in 'illegal –immigrants', and add just a few more letters, it spells, 'Go home you free-loading, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, baby-making, non-English-speaking ********* and take those other hairy-faced, sandal-wearing, bomb-making, camel-riding, goat-********, raghead ******** with you."

Another Ukip councillor branded president Barack Obama a "closet imam", while a third said there were "too many Muslims" in the UK.

The report comes as it emerged 16 Lincoln council Ukip members refused to sign an anti-racism pledge guaranteeing equal treatment for all residents.

The reports of racism are the most serious allegations against the party, which is also dogged by bizarre comments from party members.

This weekend, a senior Ukip donor said women wearing trousers was an example of "hostile behaviour".