Ukip Councillor Victoria Ayling's Immigration Rant Caught On Camera

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Victoria Ayling | Mail on Sunday

A high-profile Ukip politician has sparked an immigration storm after being recorded saying she wants to "send the lot back".

Nigel Farage is standing by Victoria Ayling, and said the Mail on Sunday coverage of her comments had been an "appalling attack".

Ayling is a councillor on East Lindsey council in Lincolnshire, and almost became a Conservative MP in 2010 at the general election before defecting to Ukip.

The Mail on Sunday published footage which it said was from 2008, when Ayling was trying to become a Tory candidate in the EU elections.

After speaking to the camera about immigration policy, Ayling says: "I just want to send the lot back, but I can't say that".

Nigel Farage
Appalling attack on one of our Councillors falsely saying she is against all immigration and said she would 'send them back.' Bad form, MoS.

Nigel Farage
Isn't it odd that the Tory supporting press go for people who might stand in target seats the Tories have in their sights?

Tim Shipman (Mail)
Is the Mail on Sunday splash really that bad for Ukip? Many of their likely voters will agree with the sentiments expressed. Difficult area

Gawain Towler
Oh, and if we in think the MoS splash today is bad, it ain't nothing on the rubbish that will be printed as we near The EP vote in May

She told the BBC her comments had been taken out of context, and that the story was based on "snippets".

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