“UKIP 'has cleansed' Tories, says MP Robert Halfon
The UK Independence Party has done the Conservatives an "enormous favour" by "cleansing" the party of members with views it finds distasteful, a Tory MP has claimed.
Robert Halfon said some in UKIP had "abhorrent and frightening" opinions.
One MEP's call for Muslims to sign a declaration of non-violence was "akin to the Nazis saying Jews should wear a yellow star", he added.
Mr Halfon, MP for Harlow, said: "To me there are two kinds of UKIP - the Godfrey Bloom guy who's like a cross between Sid James and Bernard Manning, and then there's a much more sinister element, like the MEP who said every Muslim has got to sign a declaration of non-violence, which to me is literally akin to the Nazis saying Jews should wear a yellow star.”
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