21st October 2014
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
14th October 2014
Tory MP: UKIP risks encouraging homophobia and racism in Britain 41
2:45 PM — Sarah Wollaston has condemned Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain and warns UKIP is "enabling" people to express "homophobic or racist sentiments".
UKIP deputy leader: ‘We face problems caused by migrants with HIV’ 37
12:51 PM — UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall has defended Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
10th October 2014
UKIP narrowly loses Heywood and Middleton by-election 12
3:11 AM — UKIP has narrowly lost a by-election in the Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
9th October 2014
Will we be waking up on Friday to UKIP’s first elected MP? 10
10:29 AM — Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections - seats previously occupied by anti-gay marriage MPs.
24th September 2014
Senior Tory MP slams anti-gay Devon columnist for ‘repellent’ views 11
3:18 PM — Dr Sarah Wollaston has condemned the “repellent” remarks of a Devon newspaper columnist who described homosexuality as an “aberration”.
23rd September 2014
Ex-Culture Secretary tells anti-gay columnist: You’re a coward for staying hidden 7
6:04 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has condemned a Devon newspaper columnist for describing homosexuality as an "aberration”.
14th August 2014
Spectator columnist on Dusty Springfield: ‘You can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin’ 34
5:00 PM — A columnist for The Spectator has made a string of homophobic remarks about the late Dusty Springfield, also mocking Clare Balding and Ellen DeGeneres for their “Desperate Dan” jaw bones.
22nd July 2014
School chief defends Brunei’s death penalty for gays and says they should face UK exile 64
1:55 PM — A former chairman of governors at a school in Birmingham has defended the Sultan of Brunei’s death penalty for gay citizens.
25th June 2014
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
12th June 2014
Texas Governor compares homosexuality to alcoholism 27
12:48 PM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has suggested people can ‘choose’ to be gay in the same way you can ‘choose’ not to be an alcoholic.
New UN General Assembly President: Homosexual behaviour should be kept behind closed doors 33
11:58 AM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
5th June 2014
Ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ resigns 15
1:55 PM — A former UKIP councillor who described gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts” has resigned.
27th May 2014
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
22nd May 2014
UKIP candidate: Gays will stop marrying because they are ‘promiscuous prisoners’ 50
2:24 PM — A UKIP candidate who believes gay people are "promiscuous” and resemble “prisoners who need freedom” will not face disciplinary action.
21st May 2014
London Tory candidate: Ofsted is imposing a ‘homosexual agenda on schools’ 36
2:39 PM — A Tory candidate has been criticised by the party’s LGBT group for claiming that Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda”.