Party chief dumps new girlfriend over slurs

Carla Harmon
January 15, 2018

His relationship with Marney was under investigation by the party after he left his wife for the model late previous year.

Despite UKIP battling to change its image, the leader defended his girlfriend before dumping her.

He went on to say that while the "romantic" side of their relationship had ended, he would continue to support Ms Marney's family who he described as "distraught" over the revelations.

The messages show that, asked what was "wrong" with black people, she wrote: "Ugly". She went on commenting on Markle calling her "awful".

Referring to pretty much any race other than white, she also said that they are 'pushing their way to the top slowly.

Markle, who will Wednesday Harry in May, has spoken publicly and written about being biracial, including how it affected her acting career. "She's a "gender equality" t*** She is obsessed with race and her seen with [sic] taint our royal family".

He told BBC Radio 4's Today that "however appalling and insulting" the comments were "I honestly don't believe that those are her core beliefs".

The Ukip leader said Ms Marney had "rightly" been suspended as a party member and added he was unaware of her views.

Marney was immediately suspended from UKIP over her comments, which she said were "over exaggerated purely for effect" and never meant to be in the public domain.

In an interview with Sky News on Monday, Henry Bolton, 54, said the remarks made by his former girlfriend Jo Marney, 25, were "indefensible".

Mr Etheridge said the chaos surrounding Mr Bolton had dealt UKIP a savage blow and threatened to derail the party.

There have been calls for Bolton to resign.

Despite widespread calls for his resignation, Mr Bolton made it clear he wanted to stay in place as the party again plunged into turmoil.

In a statement to the newspaper, Ms Marney apologised "unreservedly" for the "shocking language" she used in the messages.

Ukip last night refused to comment on them, but a friend of Marney's claimed they had been taken out of context and had been "part of an outrage competition". According to her, the "opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context". However, I fully recognize the offense they've caused.

A United Kingdom politician has dumped his girlfriend over racist comments against Prince Harry's fiancée.

Yet in much of the Twitter thread, Marney is branded by many as an unrepentant racist. The Prince and his lady love are happy in their lives and do not seem to be intimidated by all this drama.

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