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Candidates: Carl Benjamin (left) and Mark Meechan (right) are both set to represent UKIP in the European Parliament elections. Two good reasons NOT to vote for that party!

Wow. UKIP’s leaders certainly know how to pick ’em.

Is it the influence of Stephen Yaxley Lennon (stage name: Tommy Robinson)? I don’t know.

After learning that Mark Meechan (stage name: Count Dankula) may be a UKIP candidate in the European Parliament election, we now discover that Carl Benjamin (stage name: Sargon of Akkad) is one of two candidates for the southwest region.

Maybe you don’t think you are familiar with this person’s work; you are probably mistaken.

Remember when Labour MP Jess Phillips revealed she had received many threats, including some of rape and murder? ‘Sargon of Akkad’ was the Twitter user who responded, “I wouldn’t even rape you.” He got thrown off of Twitter for that.

Habitually, his choice of language is appalling. The Sunday Times (I know, but you’ll understand why it seems reliable in this instance) reported that he had used what we now call the “N-word” in a livestream: “You are acting like a bunch of n******, just so you know. You act like white n******.” He used the word again, along with slurs including “Spic”, “Chink”, and “Retard”, in a video.

Oh, and apparently he thinks the age of consent should be negotiable: “Yeah, I think.. it depends on the child really, doesn’t it.. it should really be a case by case basis”.

Visit Zelo Street for the full details.

“We went through an exhaustive process to sift over 190 potential candidates down to those the national executive committee representatives and I felt were most suitable,” according to UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

“This list is based on a number of factors that we felt would select candidates to fight for a real Brexit after the European elections. Ukip’s priority is to have MEPs who will fight to make Brexit happen.”

As far as UKIP’s priorities are concerned, it’s a real eye-opener.

Perhaps it is a reason the party is plummeting in the opinion polls related to the European Parliament election:

Are people getting the message?

I guess we’ll find out at the end of May.


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