UKIP candidate posts map claiming people from London are ‘cosmopolitan poofters’
A UKIP politician who is set to run for parliament next year is under fire, after he posted a comedy map on his Facebook page referring to people from London as ‘cosmopolitan poofters’.
David Little, who is standing for the party in the Dover constituency, posted a ‘UKIP map of the world’ on his social media page, peppered with references to the party’s ‘politically incorrect’ gaffes.
The jokey cartoon refers to people from Scotland as “ungrateful bastards”, people from London as “cosmopolitan poofters”, and Clacton – where Douglas Carswell sits as UKIP’s only MP – as the “proposed new capital”.
The Tory MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, told the Sunday People: “I’ve had complaints about this from constituents. They think it’s disgusting, anti-gay and anti-women.
“It’s the same old UKIP. There’s very little to distinguish them from other extreme right-wing parties.
“David Little should disassociate himself from this and apologise.”
Mr Little has rejected calls to apologise for posting the cartoon – originally intended as satire by political cartoonist Marf.
He said: ” Big thanks to Charlie Elphicke for the publicity, I owe you a favour.
“I love Marf’s cartoons and I thought it was a brilliant bit of satire lampooning UKIP.
“It’s clearly a joke at UKIP’s expense. I think it’s really important to laugh at yourself now and again.”