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A Ukip immigration spokesperson actually shared this

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On Sunday evening Ukip's immigration spokesperson shared an image that Twitter users have described as "appalling and disgraceful".

The image in question depicts a red lorry, with the Labour logo on the side, filled with people and the slogan: 

If you want a jihadi for neighbour, vote Labour.

The image also features a crescent moon and star, an internationally-recognised symbol for Islam, a sickle and hammer and a caricature that would appear to portray the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The original tweet was posted by user David Jones, with the caption:

The Labour party are now the party for immigrants & muslims [sp]. Labour hate British people, the working class & despise patriotism.

 

It was then retweeted by Ukip's John Bickley at around 8pm on Sunday evening. 

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Mr Bickley is a member of Ukip's National Executive Party Committee, treasurer of the party and is also the party's spokesperson for immigration. 

He represented Ukip in the 2015 parliamentary election in Heywood & Middleton and the Oldham West and Royton by-election - Where he failed to be elected on both occasions.

He has since deleted his retweet. 

Huffington Post UK's deputy political editor, Owen Bennett Spotted the image on Mr Bickley's timeline prior to its deletion and commented via Twitter:

 

Many have condemned the tweet, commenting that it promotes "racial hatred":

 

indy100 has contacted Ukip for comment.


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