UKIP leader defends support for sacked dinner lady

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has denied jumping on a political bandwagon by supporting a primary school dinner lady sacked for accidentally serving pork to a Muslim pupil.

Mr Farage told ITV's Daybreak programme: "It's outrageous...we're so terrified in this country of causing offence to anybody, particularly the Muslim religion."

Nigel Farage denied jumping on the political bandwagon and said the case was "important". Credit: ITV Daybreak

Inayat Bunglawala, founder of campaign group Muslims4UK, said that the sacking, for a one off mistake, was, on the face of it, an overreaction.

But he added: "I am a bit concerned that a leader of a political party would seek to make capital out of this, because it is a minor issue."

Inayat Bunglawala warned against UKIP seeking to make capital out of the case. Credit: ITV Daybreak