Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Ukip leader Henry Bolton defiant as he dumps race row girlfriend

Ukip leader Henry Bolton defiant as he dumps race row girlfriend

54-year-old Henry Bolton spoke to BBC Radio 4 on Monday morning and revealed that he chose to end his relationship with 25-year-old Jo Marney following the revelation of her racist text messages about Prince Harry's fiance, Meghan Markle.

West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge quit as the party's sport spokesman in protest at Mr Bolton's refusal to stand down and urged party members to oust the leader.

Its success helped force former Conservative prime minister David Cameron, who once dismissed the party as being full of "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists", to agree to hold the 2016 referendum on whether to leave the European Union and played a role in encouraging Britons to vote for Brexit.

'But it was not about the racist messages. Her statements against the next royal bride did not sit well with Prince Harry and Markle's fans that she received an intense backlash online.

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In the most recent racist attack, and probably most vile, a far-Right politician's girlfriend condemned the relationship because she believed that this is the first step in de-whitening the United Kingdom.

"This is Britain, not Africa", Marney allegedly wrote before adding, "Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn't mean I hate their race. Just means I don't want their cultures invading mine". In the message, the model said black people are ugly and when the person she was texting said she was racist, she replied "lol so what". She also said Markle would "taint" the royal family and pave the way for a "black king".

She ended up apologizing for the racist texts claiming they were taken out of context. Not sure how well "I'm a huge giant racist" can be argued, anyway.

As a result, many in UKIP called for Bolton's resignation.

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"The romantic element of the relationship is over", Bolton told BBC radio, saying they had split up on Sunday night. "The conversation will remain a private conversation, but it was a long and upsetting conversation for both of us, but at the moment, it is quite incompatible to continue the relationship".

In a direct message with someone, probably a friend, the model called Meghan "just a dumb little commoner" and "a dumb little "actress" no one has heard of".

He also assured GMB that he had no plans to resign over this scandal.

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