A Ukip spokesperson has “robustly” denied that the party, led by Nigel Farage, is behind the Twitter account that sent abusive, homophobic tweets to gay poverty campaigner Jack Monroe over the weekend.
The account, named Ukip North London, posted the following, as well as a series of messages about “white genocide”.
Picking up on one particularly offensive note, Monroe retweeted the below to her followers, questioning whether the account was a fake:
@MsJackMonroe The reason we don't support your kind is because Homosexuality goes against nature. Not welcome in Britain.UKIP North London (@UKIPNorthLondon) November 30, 2014
@MsJackMonroe My name is David Hawkings, I am the Branch Chairmen for UKIP North London. I'm politically incorrect and proud of it!!UKIP North London (@UKIPNorthLondon) November 30, 2014
Asked to clarify whether the platform was in any way affiliated with the party, Ukip spokesperson Gawain Towler angrily told The Independent: “Transparently, absolutely, one hundred per cent fake! It is beyond frustrating, that any man and their dog, can set these things up, and then everyone goes, ‘Oh look… They’re racist! Ukip are racist!’
“They can short Anglo Saxon word off.
“Honestly, we’re fed up... Anyone can set these up and go, ‘Oh look, we’re racist!’ No we’re bloody well not.
“We’ve been in touch with Twitter to have these taken down – they are nothing to do with us. Quite often with these things, we’re relying on good nature – and in Ukip, there’s a lot of it. Unfortunately, it’s in short supply elsewhere.
“Nice people, these Marxists.”
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Turns out, the profile was the second mock-up to defame the party in the space of a few days. A press officer confirmed they’d made a similar request to Twitter to remove a Ukip East London account last week.
The Twitter user has since amended its biography to read the following:
It, too, tweets about such subjects as “white genocide” and feminism as a “cultural Marxist tool for deception”.Reuse content