UKIP MEP Gerard Batten has been heavily criticised for a blog post describing Islam as a ‘death cult, born and steeped in 1400 years of violence and bloodshed’
This week saw the launch of the party’s ‘integration agenda’, which among other things, aims to ban the burka, put an end to sharia courts, and close down any so-called ‘Trojan horse’ schools.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas condemned the comments, saying ‘UKIP’s descent into the gutter of British politics is continuing’
Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said ‘This kind of hateful language has no place in a UK political party’
In the 2015 general election, UKIP won 4 million votes with a 12.6% vote share.
Current opinion polls have the party at around 7%.
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