MEP Godfrey Bloom: I don't do political correctness

A Ukip spokesman has told The Guardian Godfrey Bloom's comments referring to "bongo bongo land" are being "discussed right at the very highest level of the party".

UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom. Credit: Press Assocation

Mr Bloom told the newspaper that his comments were not racist.

He said: "What's wrong with that? I'm not a wishy-washy Tory. I don't do political correctness. The fact that the Guardian is reporting this will probably double my vote in the north of England."

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'Bongo' MEP 'regrets offence'

The UK Independence Party Euro MP who said Britain should not send aid to "bongo bongo land" said he sincerely regrets "any genuine offence which might have been caused".