Election 2017: UKIP withdraws support from Wiltshire candidate over tweets about Jews and Africans

Friday, May 19, 2017

UKIP has withdrawn its support for its candidate in North Wiltshire, after he was found to have made offensive remarks about Jews and Africans.

Captain Paddy Singh was found to have made the comments on social media, and UKIP were inundated with criticism afterwards.

Singh, who runs his own travel company called Hindoostan Tours, is alleged to have written in 2014 that Israelis were "typical present-day Nazis" and also ranted about "Nazi Jews like wild dogs on a rampage."

He also allegedly said that “It won’t be long before the Chinese start eating human meat. It maybe a super power but they are like animals."

On Africa, he said the continent "is where humans are animals and animals human. It is true.”

Singh was the subject of an article by campaign group Hope Not Hate earlier this week, containing screengrabs of the tweets, which can be seen below.


Singh told the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald that he should have thought harder about the remarks before he published them, but insisted he wasn't guilty of racism.

He said his tweets were simply "reactions to news items" and said "there is no question of being racist."

Singh stood for UKIP in the recent local council elections, but picked up only 49 votes - just 3.56% of the overall total.