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. 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.