Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post

Council candidate retweeted offensive post making fun of the hundreds of migrants who have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean

Matt Dathan
Tuesday 21 April 2015 12:29 BST
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Ukip council candidate Peter Endean poses with leader Nigel Farage
Ukip council candidate Peter Endean poses with leader Nigel Farage

A Ukip candidate has mocked the victims of the Mediterranean migration crisis by retweeting a sickening post on Twitter.

Peter Endean, who is standing for Nigel Farage's party in local council elections in Plymouth and is Ukip's communications manager for the town, retweeted an image of some of the rescued migrants with a caption that said: "Labour's new floating voters. Coming to a country near you soon".

Ukip candidate Peter Endean retweeted this sickening tweet about the Mediterranean migration crisis
Ukip candidate Peter Endean retweeted this sickening tweet about the Mediterranean migration crisis

The offensive post poked fun at the hundreds of migrants who have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean from north Africa.

The instability in Libya has led to thousands of migrants risking their lives in search for a better life in Europe. At least 700 migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa over the weekend alone.

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