Ukip candidate who resigned over 'kidnap Obama' plan blames 'informers' for his downfall

Jeremy Zeid compared his treatment to that of Jewish people in Nazi-occupied Poland

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A former Ukip candidate has blamed “informers” for leaking the details of a bizarre rant in which he called for the Israeli government to kidnap President Obama and put him on trial like a Nazi war-criminal.

Jeremy Zeid, who stepped down as the Ukip candidate for Hendon last week after details of his tirade became public, compared his treatment to that of Jewish people hiding from the Nazi authorities in 1940s Poland.

Mr Zeid accused his Facebook friend who had informed the press of being a “squealer” and branded them “vermin”.

“I see that the TROLLS are out again, the INFORMERS and the HATERS out to make mischief, because they are too COWARDLY to speak and instead like the vermin they are, ooze out of the shadows to get someone else to do their dirty work before slithering back under their rocks to hide from the fallout,” he wrote.

“As for the sneak, the squealer, the ‘informer’, the parasitic tapeworm infesting the bowel of society … you know who you are, the one who’d eagerly shop his grandmother for a tin of jam, just like the Poles did to the Jews, I’d like to think that what goes around comes around, kharma if you like.”

The former candidate challenged the source to leak his latest rant to the press, concluding: “NOW, you malignant nematode infested SLUG whoever you are, screenshot THIS and leak it to the Press. THIS is Free Speech and it’s MINE.”

The new tirade later appeared on the Purple Rain blog; a screenshot is below.

Mr Zeid's new tirade

In the original rant Mr Zeid urged the Israeli government to “do an Eichmann” on Barack Obama after reports that the US government had acknowledged the existence of the country’s nuclear programme.

“Once Obama is out of office, the Israelis should move to extradite the bastard or ‘do an Eichmann’ on him, and lock him up for leaking state secrets. After all what’s sauce for the Pollard goose is sauce for the Obama gander, don’t you think?” Mr Zeid wrote.

“Just kidnap the bugger, like they did to Eichman, who suddenly found that he'd woken up in Israel. The problem is that Israeli jails are far more humane and adherent to human rights than American ones.”

Last year the former candidate caused anger after he said parts of London were being “ethnically cleansed” of white people. He later said the tweet was “badly worded”.

In an interview with the Jewish Chronicle yesterday Mr Zeid said: “I am done with politics because people focus on the minutia”.

He stood by his proposal regarding the US president, however, referring to it as a "private opinion".

A Ukip spokesperson told The Independent: "Jeremy Zeid resigned as a candidate last week, citing his health. Ukip accepted his resignation."