Donald Grewar, a Welsh Ukip parliamentary candidate who openly supported a British National Party (BNP) statement that gay people are “fascist perverts” and “paedohphiles,” has resigned from the party.
Grewar is also alleged to have supported a post by the English Defence League which called for "no surrender to militant Islam or political correctness."
According to the South Wales Argus, Grewar announced his decision in a letter to Ukip:
“I am sad to have to be writing this letter, but I have come to the conclusion that, following the revelation of some comments that I posted on the Internet a while ago that I have to reconsider my position as the PPC for Newport East.
“I recognise fully that those comments, and the implications of those comments puts me in breach of the party rules. I had forgotten that I had posted them, but I had.”
“As such I am tendering my resignation as PPC forthwith. I am truly sorry that my foolishness has caused you, the party and me embarrassment. I wish you, the party and what we all stand for all the best in the elections. It is time for a change in British and Welsh politics and I am sure with commitment and hard work that change will come.”
A party spokesman confirmed Grewar’s resignation has been accepted.