Robert Blay, who was standing in North East Hampshire, has been suspended with immediate effect. The footage below was secretly recorded at a party event in Kent on Saturday.
In the video, Mr Blay notes his rival has been tipped as Britain’s first Asian prime minister. He then reportedly said: “If he is I will personally put a bullet between his eyes. If this lad turns up to be our prime minister I will personally put a bullet in him. That’s how strong I feel about it. I won’t have this f***** as our prime minister. I absolutely loathe him.”
Mr Blay also questioned Mr Jayawardena’s background, saying: “His family have only been here since the ’70s.You are not British enough to be in our Parliament.”
When asked how he felt at the prospect of Mr Jayawardena getting elected in what is considered a safe Tory seat, Mr Blay said: “It makes me quite sick. But I’ve always said in my constituency you could put a monkey out there with a blue rosette on and it would win.”
Mr Blay went on to accuse his opponent’s father of having come to Britain from Sri Lanka and “ponced off us … like all the East Europeans are”.
I reckon this was a set up, and Blay was too naive to realise. Hope the rest of UKIP learn something from what happened. The MSM is out to discredit you and if you give them half a chance, you’re done.