Sunday, December 21, 2014

British anti-Europe politician  defends use of word 'Chinky'

Nigel Farage has defended the use of the word "Chinky" after a UK Independence Party parliamentary candidate was sacked after using the term to refer to a Chinese woman.

The Ukip leader said Kerry Smith, who stepped down as Ukip's South Basildon and East Thurrock candidate, was a "rough diamond" from a council estate who "talks and speaks" like lots of Britons.

Mr Farage said on LBC Radio: "If you and your mates were going out for a Chinese, what do you say you're going for?"

He added that "a lot of people would" and railed against the "snobbish" London elite who sneer at such "colloquial" language, but made clear it was right Mr Smith was not standing to become an MP.

It comes after Mr Smith was forced to resign just days after being selected to run for one of the Ukip's top target seats when controversial comments on an old recording were leaked to a national newspaper.


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