Prominent Black UKIP Member Quits Party Due To ‘Racial Discrimination’

Britain ElectionsSang Tan/PA Images

And now for the irony news…

UKIP’s most high profile black member has quit the party after claiming he was the victim of ‘racial discrimination’.

Winston McKenzie stood for election as a prospective UKIP MP in Croydon North, but has now said in an exclusive interview with ITV that he was blocked from progressing in the party due to ‘racism in its higher echelons’.

Protests at Ukip street partyStefan Rousseau/PA Images

McKenzie told ITV:

I’m incensed at the present moment because where I stand in UKIP, I feel as though I’ve been completely ignored, racially discriminated against by people in the higher echelons of the party. I’m talking about the leader’s followers.

The 60-year-old former boxer’s comments are very different to what he was saying during the election, when he insisted there was ‘zero racism’ in UKIP and the liberal media were just ‘biased’ against the party.

According to Konbini the full interview is meant to air later this week on UK television.