From the BBC:
The UK Independence Party has asked one of its senior politicians not to use the phrase “Bongo Bongo Land” again, warning that people abroad might find it “disparaging”.
MEP Godfrey Bloom was recorded saying overseas aid was being spent on items like sunglasses and Ferraris.
He also claimed UK aid was spent on fighter planes in Pakistan.
Mr Bloom stood by his comments, but Labour called his language “offensive and narrow-minded”. Read on….
From the Guardian:
Ukip says comments are being discussed at ‘very highest level’ of party after outrage from MPs and campaigners Read on….
Godfrey Bloom’s response:
“I used a term which I subsequently gather under certain circumstances could be interpreted as pejorative.”