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Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers has written an open letter to her UKIP opponent, Angus Dalgleish, asking him to condemn the UKIP leader’s decision to join forces with The Congress of the New Right, strengthening the hard-line Europe Freedom and Direct Democracy group (EFDD). Ms Brothers is alarmed by this development due to EFDD’s history of racist and sexist attitudes. She wrote:
“I am writing to ask whether you support your party’s new alliance with a party led by a man with despicable views, including questioning the Holocaust.
“Your leader has joined with the Polish Congress of the New Right Party in order to preserve the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) grouping in the European Parliament and continue to receive European funding.
“As reported in the Guardian on 21st October, their leader, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, declared last July that the minimum wage should be “destroyed” and said that “four million niggers” lost their jobs in the US as a result of President John F Kennedy signing a bill on the minimum wage in 1961.
“He has also called for the vote to be taken away from women and claimed that the difference between rape and consensual sex is “very subtle”.
“Most offensive and extreme, he has said that Adolf Hitler was “probably not aware that Jews were being exterminated”.
“Janusz Korwin-Mikke’s views are so extreme that the National Front in France ruled out forming an alliance with him.
“The Polish MEP who has joined UKIP’s European grouping, Robert Iwaszkiewicz, himself reportedly told a newspaper that men hitting their wives can "help them come back down to earth".
“People in Sutton and Cheam will find it unbelievable that Nigel Farage has aligned UKIP with such repulsive opinions in order to preserve £1m of funding to UKIP’s from the European Parliament.
“UKIP are cosying up to individuals with truly unacceptable opinions – opinions which run contrary to the values of British people.
“UKIP cannot simultaneously claim to stand up for working people while supporting attitudes such as these. Will you therefore condemn the actions of your party leader in joining with the Congress of the New Right Party? If you will not, you will publicly defend Mr Janusz Korwin-Mikke’s comments with regard to “niggers”, Hitler and rape?
“Given the strong public interest in this matter and your response, I am releasing this letter to the media.”



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