Ukip leader’s former mistress posted shocking Facebook messages calling Muslims ‘f***ing idiots’ and the ‘cancer of this earth’
- Model Jo Marney, 25, resigned from Ukip after more racist messages emerged
- Ukip leader’s former mistress described Muslims as ‘cancer of this earth’
- Also said she has ‘no interest in watering down what I think’ like a ‘cowardly Tory’
Last night Jo Marney resigned from Ukip after being presented with more evidence from The Mail on Sunday about racist messages she has sent.
In an exchange with a friend on social media last year, Ukip leader Henry Bolton’s former mistress described Muslims as ‘all f****** idiots’ and said she ‘wouldn’t trust any of them with a potato gun’.
In one Facebook message, she said: ‘If it were Christians who were the threat I would be the first f****** one to say so. It isn’t. It’s Islam.
Ukip facing bankruptcy if leadership election to replace Henry Bolton goes ahead
The fate of Ukip’s embattled leader hangs in the balance as the party’s ruling body meets to hold a secret meeting to decide his fate.
Although Ukip’s national executive committee is expected to vote in favour of asking their membership to decide whether Henry Bolton should remain leader, the former British Army officer will warn them that such a move could destroy Ukip and force it into administration.
In a battle for his political career, Mr Bolton, 54, is expected to argue that the party cannot afford to hold another leadership contest. It has been claimed that Ukip’s finances are so bad that it would struggle to pay for a fourth leadership contest in 15 months if he is sacked or forced to resign.
Senior UKIP MEP quits the party with furious blast at his leader’s relationship with race row glamour model
Ukip Treasury spokesman Jonathan Arnott said it has become “abundantly clear” Henry Bolton is not the right person for the job
A senior Ukip MEP has quit, complaining there is no-one good enough to lead the party after incumbent Henry Bolton’s affair with Jo Marney, which ended after racist comments she made about Meghan Markle were exposed.
Ukip Treasury spokesman Jonathan Arnott said he had “forlorn hope” when Mr Bolton was elected leader in September but it has become “abundantly clear” he is not the right person for the job.
“But likewise that those jockeying for position and hoping to take his job would be no better,” he added in a statement on his website.
Mr Bolton, 54, was forced to end his relationship with the 25-year-old model after the publication of text messages in which she made disparaging comments about Prince Harry’s fiancee Ms Markle.