29th January 2014
Nigel Farage vows to oust councillors with ‘extremist’ and ‘embarrassing’ views from UKIP 7
3:53 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he intends to "professionalise" his party following a number of "extremist, barmy" and "nasty" views expressed by councillors.
28th January 2014
UKIP Weather: ‘It’s Raining Men’ 40 downloads away from re-entering Top 20 Chart
12:02 PM — A Facebook campaign to get 'It's Raining Men' to number one following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor may be successful as the song looks set to re-enter the Top 20.
27th January 2014
UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor is now praying for gay people ‘to be healed’ 18
3:34 PM — Councillor David Silvester shows no sign of contrition over his decision to link equal marriage with flooding, saying he will pray for gay people "to be healed".
26th January 2014
UKIP leader Nigel Farage presents spoof BBC Weather forecast on Sunday Politics 36
1:53 PM — Nigel Farage MEP, the leader of UKIP has presented a spoof weather forecast mocking "fruitcakes" and "extremists" in other political parties.
24th January 2014
Nigel Farage: The media only cares if someone compares homosexuality to bestiality when it’s UKIP 30
4:18 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been asked about the views of a former local UKIP chairwoman who previously compared homosexuality to bestiality.
22nd January 2014
‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down 8
6:33 PM — More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage – however officials say he cannot be forced to stand down.
David Cameron and Brighton MP mock ‘gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor 15
1:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has joked at PMQs about the recent weather-related anti-equal marriage remarks of UKIP Oxfordshire Councillor David Silvester.
21st January 2014
UKIP Scottish chair told to have counselling for saying Glasgow Council for ‘gays and Communists’ 3
5:15 PM — A senior figure at UKIP Scotland has demanded that the party's interim chair go to counselling after he said Glasgow Council was for "gays, Catholics and Communists."
UKIP weather: Gay anthem ‘It’s Raining Men’ tipped to re-enter UK singles chart 23
12:56 PM — A campaign to get ‘It’s Raining Men’ to the top of the UK singles chart has been launched, following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor.
20th January 2014
UKIP anti-gay councillor won’t quit and says like the Queen: ‘I hope I love all men’ 32
6:11 PM — UKIP Councillor David Silvester has made a truly bizarre statement explaining why he has no intention of standing down over his claims that equal marriage is responsible for recent flooding.
Nigel Farage: It’s fine to have ‘barmy’ views on gay marriage in UKIP but please follow party rules 6
5:40 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he took action against a UKIP councillor in Oxfordshire because he ignored requests to stop talking to the media about his "barmy" views on same-sex marriage.
Exclusive: UKIP leader Nigel Farage agrees to take part in PinkNews Q&A 42
2:37 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has agreed for the first time to participate in a question and answer session with PinkNews.co.uk readers ahead of May’s European election.
Tory Vice Chair: Good that UKIP ditched ‘gay marriage floods’ councillor but how many share his views? 17
2:07 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant, has commended the decision by UKIP to suspend a councillor who said same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK and compared abortions to the deaths of Jewish people in the Holocaust.
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor wasn’t news when he was a Tory, says Farage 25
10:49 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused the media of unfairly highlighting the views of one of its councillors who claimed that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored his warning.
19th January 2014
UKIP Chair: ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor’s views on weather contrary to UKIP principles 4
7:27 PM — The Chairman of UKIP in the South East of England, Roger Bird has said that the views expressed by UKIP councillor David Silvester on the weather were contrary to the core principles of the party.
There are warning of gays in Viking, Forties and Bongo Bongo Land: Listen to UKIP’s Shipping Forecast 27
6:38 PM — Following the claims that same-sex marriage caused the UK's storms, made by now suspended UKIP councillor David Silvester, the internet has hit back.
UKIP suspends ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor who today compared abortion laws to Holocaust 41
3:49 PM — UKIP has suspended its councillor David Silvester, who claimed that the floods to have hit the UK in December and January were caused by same-sex marriage and that homosexuality can be cured by Christian prayer.
UKIP LGBT group that opposed equal marriage law attacks ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor 34
3:12 PM — UKIP's LGBT group has written an open letter, to its party councillor who claimed that same-sex marriage caused floods to hit parts of the UK over December and January. During the debates and votes on same-sex marriage in England and Wales, the UKIP LGBTQ group opposed same-sex marriage on the grounds of religious freedom.
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ politician now says homosexuality can be cured through prayer 48
1:49 PM — David Silvester, a UKIP councillor for Henley on Thames who yesterday PinkNews revealed believed that the recent floods to hit the UK were caused by God to punish David Cameron for making same-sex marriage legal, has now claimed that homosexuality can be cured through Christian prayer.
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."