Euro election candidate arrested after quoting Churchill

A candidate in the European elections has been arrested after making a speech quoting from a book by Winston Churchill about Islam.

Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, was arrested after quoting Chruchill.
Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, was arrested after quoting Chruchill. Credit: PA

Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and former Ukip candidate, was making the speech on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, Hampshire, on Saturday, when a member of the public complained to police and he was arrested after failing to move on.

Hampshire Police said in a statement, "He was further arrested on suspicion of religious/racial harassment. He has been bailed pending further inquiries to report back to police on May 24."

Weston, a candidate in the South East European elections on May 22, had been reading from Churchill's book The River War, written in 1899 while he was a British army officer in Sudan.

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