By Will Mannion
The leader of UKIP, Henry Bolton, has been forced to break up with his mistress, Jo Marney , over racist texts sent by his Marney regarding Meghan Markel (Prince Harry’s wife-to-be). The Ex-Liberal and Member of European Parliament was threatened by his party saying that he should either step down as UKIP leader or leave his 25 year old girlfriend, Jo Marney.
Marney’s text messages were leaked to The Mail On Sunday where one message she stated that Markel’s seed would taint the Royal Family, adding the possibility that there may be a ‘black king’ someday. As one can imagine, this sparked outrage amongst Great Britain. Not only has these remarks embarrassed the Royal Family but these remarks have tainted UKIP in such a way that the left wing media (like the BBC) can always refer back to Jo Marney’s racist messages and use them in such a way that it slanders the whole of UKIP as being a bunch of racists. This, of course, is not true as the policies of UKIP prove that they are not racially motivated.
UKIP has disavowed Marney’s comments to try to ensure no backlash will happen on their party. Henry Bolton even made an appearance on This Morning in order to inform the British public that he has left Marney over what she said.
Marney gave a statement over her text messages: “I apologise unreservedly for the shocking language I used. The opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context. Yet I fully recognise the offence they have caused. No offence was intended and, again, I apologise unreservedly for any such offence or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of UKIP, my friends, family and loved ones. I have disappointed them all and let myself down. I cannot sufficiently express my regret and sadness at having done so.”
Bolton (54) met Marney (25) when he was still married to his wife, who had just recently had a child. The two had an affair and were caught last week, Bolton decided to leave his wife for Marney. Jo Marney is younger than Boltons eldest daughter, who is 32, which brings to question if someone should morally be dating someone who is younger than their daughter.
UKIP MEPs are claiming that Bolton is unfit to lead UKIP. Bill Etheridge had something to say on the matter:
Candidate for the UKIP leadership, Anne Marie Waters, retweeted this tweet in response to the incident:
Will Bolton leave in shame? Yet some UKIPers are still rooting for him. It is fairly obvious that the party of UKIP is now divided and a regroup would be in order.