CORNWALL’S most popular comedian has announced that he is joining the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Jethro, whose real name is Geoffrey Rowe and who was born in St Buryan but now lives in Lewdown on the Devon-Cornwall border, once stood as an anti-EU Independent but has never previously been a member of any political party.
“I have given the Conservative party a few chances but though they make noises about Europe they do nothing,” said Jethro, who trained as a carpenter and played rugby for St Just and the Pirates before finding fame as a stand-up comedian.
“UKIP has become a formidable force carrying with them the beliefs of many people.
“There is nothing democratic about the European Union and we need to take back control of our own country.
“We must tackle immigration as a matter of urgency - our infrastructure in Cornwall just isn’t equipped to handle immigration on its present scale.”