UKIP’s ethnic minority poster girl Sanya-Jeet Thandi has sensationally quit the party, slamming them for “descending into a form of racist populism”. The 21 year old LSE student claims that: “This anti-immigrant campaign undermines Ukip’s claim not to be a racist party. They are turning the election into a game of “us” and “them”. Well, I am with “them””:
“Yes, Ukip is still a relatively young party. No, that is not an excuse to allow racists to stand for election. Nor is it an excuse to exploit the ignorance in British society and indulge the racist vote by telling them “they’ll take your jobs”. Sorry Ukip, you’ve lost another vote.”
A regular on the airwaves, Thandi had been the TV front woman of UKIP’s youth movement for the last three years and was described by Nigel Farage as the ‘future face of UKIP’. This could be explosive.
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