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Gay Ukip MEP: Same-sex marriage supporters are 'equality Nazis'

A gay Ukip MEP has labelled same-sex marriage supporters as "equality Nazis".

Describing the new laws as "total b*******", David Coburn said the reforms only matter to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to the Village People".

Ukip's David Coburn. Credit: PA Wire

"What you're doing with the gay marriage issue is you're rubbing people's noses in the dirt," he said in the interview with the Huffington Post.

The Scotland MEP denied calling the nation's Conservative leader Ruth Davidson a "fat lesbian" but instead compared her to "porridge", saying she was "rather boring".

He also mocked the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon for her "mad scary eyes".

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Ukip tipped for big win at Rochester by-election

Ukip will land a second voice in Parliament next month according to a new poll that puts the party a commanding 13 points ahead of the Conservatives in the run up to the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Mark Reckless, left, is bidding to join fellow Tory defector Douglas Carswell, right, as a member of parliament for Ukip. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A ComRes study tips the Eurosceptics to get 43% of the vote, well ahead of the Conservatives on 30%, as Tory defector Mark Reckless bids to regain his former seat for Nigel Farage's party.

Labour trailed in third on 21%, while the Liberal Democrats were way back on 3% alongside the Greens ahead of the November 20 poll.

ComRes interviewed 1,500 adults in the north Kent constituency by telephone between October 17-21.

Professor Green raps Ukip 'morons' over Calypso song

Rapper Professor Green has told ITV News the release of the 'Ukip Calypso' song shows the anti-EU party are "even bigger morons than people perhaps first thought".

Speaking at the Mobo Awards, Green admitted he had not heard the controversial single but told Vincent McAviney the statement of apology issued by its creator - former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read - showed it represented "absolute disrespect" for refugees and immigrants.

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Ukip lashes out at British Red Cross over donation snub

Ukip have accused the British Red Cross of putting "politics over saving people's lives" after the charity rejected its offer of profits from the sale of the controversial 'Ukip Calypso' single.

A statement issued by the party said:

We are staggered by their decision. We regret that the British Red Cross think it's their place to put politics over saving people's lives.

We will seek to donate all the money to another charity working to help tackle the tragic Ebola crisis in West Africa.

– Ukip chairman Steve Crowther

British Red Cross rejects cut of 'Ukip Calypso' profits

The British Red Cross has said it will refuse a share of any profits from sales of the controversial 'Ukip calypso' as the song attacks refugees and asylum seekers.

The anti-EU party said it would donate a cut of the song's proceeds to the charity's Ebola fund. But a statement issued by the charity said:

We will not be able to accept any money from the proceeds of this single.

As a neutral organisation, we cannot benefit from something which overtly supports one political party.

In addition, the Red Cross has a proud history of helping refugees and asylum seekers who are negatively referred to in the lyrics.

– British Red Cross

'Ukip Calypso' is currently sitting at number 21 in the midweek charts despite its creator, former Radio 1 star Mike Read, asking his record company to withdraw it after apologising for "unintentionally causing offence".

Ukip express regret at Read's Ukip Calypso decision

The UK Independence Party's culture spokesman has expressed regret that former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has withdrawn his Ukip Calypso record.

Peter Whittle said he did not believe anyone was offended by the song - which featured Read singing in a mock Caribbean accent - adding that it was "unfortunate" that Read had asked his record company to stop selling the record.

"There are professional offence takers and those people this time have won the day," Whittle told ITV News.

Ukip: Mike Read's Ukip Calypso 'just a bit of fun'

Ukip have hit out after Mike Read withdrew his 'Ukip Calypso' song from sale.

A party spokesman said the DJ had been the victim of the "'right on' media" and the song was "just a bit of fun".

This is Mike's song and it is obviously his decision what to do with it. We do think it is a shame that he has been treated so harshly by many in the 'right on' media, but we respect his decision. We thought it was just a bit of fun, as did thousands of people, evidenced by how well it has been selling.

Were it not for the synthetic outrage, the song would have generated a lot of money for charity, as profits were to be split with the Red Cross for their Ebola Outreach programme. It's a pity those so concerned with political correctness have trodden all over this."

– Ukip spokesman
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