27th January 2015
UKIP candidate: Gay people are ‘fascist perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ 102
3:48 PM — A Welsh UKIP parliamentary candidate who praised a statement branding gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles” is being investigated by party officials.
25th January 2015
UKIP General Secretary: If you love shemales, come to the UK 34
11:39 AM — Recordings have emerged of UKIP General Secretary Matthew Richardson using a slur to refer to transgender women.
24th January 2015
UKIP suspends MEP over ‘extremely serious’ financial allegations 10
7:02 PM — The UK Independence Party has suspended its communities spokesman, over "extremely serious" alleged financial and employment irregularities.
UKIP Health spokesperson: People with HIV shouldn’t be banned from UK 4
5:05 PM — UKIP's health spokesperson has contradicted her party leader's claim that migrants with HIV should be banned from the UK.
14th January 2015
UKIP selects former Lord Mayor to replace ‘disgusting poofters’ candidate 3
2:11 PM — UKIP has selected a new parliamentary candidate to replace Kerry Smith - who quit after ranting about "disgusting poofters".
9th January 2015
Ex-UKIP candidate who ranted about ‘disgusting poofters’ to stand as independent 11
3:39 PM — Former UKIP candidate Kerry Smith - who ranted about "f**king disgusting" poofters - will stand for Parliament as an independent.
31st December 2014
Scotland: Preacher warns of ‘Biblical consequences’ over equal marriage 33
11:08 AM — A Fife preacher has claimed the Scottish Government’s legalisation of equal marriage will have “Biblical consequences”.
29th December 2014
Gay UKIP politician to stand for Parliament against Alex Salmond 46
6:17 PM — UKIP's only openly gay MEP has revealed that he plans to stand against former SNP leader Alex Salmond when he runs for Parliament.
UKIP candidate poses with Polish far-right leader 10
1:58 PM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been photographed with a far-right Polish leader described by Nigel Farage as "utterly reprehensible."
28th December 2014
UKIP MP Douglas Carswell: Party shouldn’t tolerate ‘pejorative’ comments 24
2:55 PM — UKIP's first elected MP Douglas Carswell has called for his party to be less tolerant of racist and homophobic comments.
26th December 2014
UKIP local Chairman: ‘I obviously regret’ joining the National Front 318
1:13 PM — UKIP's Martyn Heale says he regrets being a member of the National Front in the 1970s.
24th December 2014
Can you guess which party’s voters don’t think ‘poofter’ is offensive? 24
11:02 AM — UKIP voters are the least likely to find the word "poofter" offensive, a poll has found.
23rd December 2014
UKIP’s Roger Bird to quit as general secretary 1
4:19 PM — UKIP has cleared its General Secretary Roger Bird after a sexual harassment allegation but says he will leave his post early by mutual consent.
Waitrose donated community fund to event run by café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda 17
12:59 PM — Supermarket chain Waitrose has given a share of its Community Matters fund to a Cambridgeshire café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda.
18th December 2014
UK: Minister who said she won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ in Uganda rallied against gay marriage 20
7:30 PM — A Baptist Union minister who said she had no intentions of preaching any “anti-gay message” at a Ugandan religious rally previously urged Christians to lobby against same-sex marriage.
US: Anti-vaccine group claims vaccines can turn children gay 16
1:11 PM — An American anti-vaccine group is claiming that parents who vaccinate their children face the possibility of their children becoming gay.
17th December 2014
Ex-UKIP candidate behind ‘poofers’ and ‘Chinky bird’ comments likens it to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ 35
4:04 PM — Kerry Smith, who resigned from UKIP as a prospective parliamentary candidate for making homophobic and racist remarks, says his comments were no worse than the language in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses.
16th December 2014
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 33
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
15th December 2014
Listen: Friend of sacked UKIP candidate phones radio station to defend ‘poofter’ comments 23
7:13 PM — A friend of former UKIP candidate Kerry Smith has called a radio station to defend him from accusations of homophobia and racism.
14th December 2014
UKIP LGBT defies leadership to call for sacking of candidate after ‘poofters’ rant 42
5:24 PM — UKIP's LGBT wing has defied the party's leadership to call for the sacking of candidate Kerry Smith - after he ranted about "old poofters".