A UKIP politician and Lincolnshire county councillor, Victoria Ayling, has been caught on camera saying she would ‘send the lot back’ when it came to immigrants, according to the Metro.
The politician apparently made the video when she was still with the conservative party while campaigning for the 2008 EU elections, which she lost. She later defected to Ukip.
The leak footage was shot by her ex-husband, who has since left her for an American ex-beauty contestant.
In the footage she was heard saying that, ‘multiculturalism does not work – Britishness does,’ and ‘we must ensure that those who should not be here should be repatriated’.
As regards, undocumented immigrants, she said, that they should ‘learn to speak English so they can integrate,’ before quipping in-between takes that she just wants to ‘send the lot back but can’t say that’.
Ms Ayling has defended her comments in the film – which was published in the Mail on Sunday – as being ‘taken out of context’.
She has said that she was speaking about illegal immigrants only, while Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he and the party stand by her.
Mr Farage told BBC News that he could ‘see no reason’ to take action against Ms Ayling and he accepted her explanation.