Ukip Councillor Rozanne Duncan 'Has A Problem With Negroes' Faces'

08/01/2015 09:12 | Updated 08 January 2015
Thanet Council

It's been one of the most intriguing political mysteries of recent weeks - what did a Ukip councillor say that was a so out of order that she was fired by her party.

It transpires Rozanne Duncan, 68, has a problem with "negroes" because there's "something about their faces", reports The Times.

The Thanet councillor was sacked last month for the "jaw-dropping" comments made in a recorded TV interview but Ukip failed to disclose their true nature at the time.

Duncan digs herself further into bigoted terra-firma by arguing she is "not racist" because she has "many Asian shopkeeper and local business friends".

At the time of her sacking a party spokesman said: "Ukip is expelling Cllr Rozanne Duncan under rule 15 of its constitution for bringing the party into disrepute. She has 28 days to appeal."

It's been a tough few weeks for Ukip most notably after leader Nigel Farage defended the use of the word "chinky" by parliamentary candidate Kerry Smith.

Speaking on LBC radio in December, Farage said Smith was "not suitable" to be an MP, but accused his critics of being snobbish.

“I'm a bit sad, because Kerry Smith is a rough diamond. He's a council house boy from the East End of London, left school early and talks and speaks in a way that a lot of people from that background do.

"I feel a bit sorry for Kerry Smith, because I think he's a genuine fellow."

Farage said "a lot of people" would use the word "chinky" to describe a Chinese meal. "If you and your mates are going out for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?" he asked the presenter.

And asked if he would himself say he was "going for a Chinky", Mr Farage replied: "No, but a lot of people would. I don't think I've ever used that word."

He insisted that only a "small proportion" of Ukip candidates had caused the party problems through their comments, but added: "Of course we have people who do things and say things that are wrong.

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