An MEP candidate for South East England has criticised World AIDS Day, claiming it “congratulates” people for “spreading this disease.”

Julia Gasper, formerly a UKIP chair and failed Oxford city council candidate, is now standing with the English Democrats as an MEP candidate.

As well as calling for Grindr to be banned, and saying Daniel Radcliffe and a “queer mafia” were responsible for “victimising” former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich into stepping down, she claims world AIDS day “celebrates” those who “spread” HIV.

“Every year we have a special day to celebrate AIDS and congratulate all those people who have done the most sterling work spreading this disease world-wide. It has been another year of glorious global achievement.

“Rising infections, more deaths and vast profits for the pharmaceutical industry are all good news. The NHS spends £1 billion per year on anti-retro-viral drugs that fool patients they are not really ill, and keep them fit enough to carry on with the same behaviour that caused this great blessing in the first place. This is a good way of getting rid of surplus money nobody needed or wanted.”

She goes on: “The medical profession does all it can to ensure that everybody now has an EQUAL CHANCE of catching this illness and a FAIR opportunity to spread it to other people. But according to official statements issued by the UK’s Public Health Chief, Professor Kevin Fenton, and by the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, there are still some people who are not doing enough to promote and maximize this disease. These people are called “heterosexuals” and they display a bigoted preference for partners of the opposite sex, sometimes remaining with one for a lifetime.”

Concluding, she writes: “Coming soon…a World Day of Thanks for Lung Cancer. Smokers will be Marching in Pride.”

Dr Gasper’s Facebook page supporting her campaign currently has 166 likes.

She previously wrote that gay people needed to stop “complaining about persecution” and start expressing “gratitude” to straight people, on whom they are reliant to be born.

According to Dr Gasper, PinkNews readers should be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, and used the UKIP forum to brand the gay rights movement a “lunatics charter”.

She claimed gays account for 3 percent of the population and half of child abuse, and last year failed in her second bid to win public office.

At the end of last year, she wrote a paper questioning whether gay people sent to death camps during the Holocaust were only sent there because they were also Jewish.

The English Democrats campaign for Britain to leave the EU and for an English parliament to be established.