In one of the most outspoken attacks on Ukip by a Labour frontbencher, Mr Umunna said a Calypso song released by Ukip, sung in a faux-Caribbean accent, was distasteful, adding: A lot of people have said they think its racist. I dont know whether his intention was to be racist
Robert Iwaszkiewicz’s has joined Eurosceptic EFDD group led by Farage Move means it has enough members to increase funding and standing Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ‘gravely concerned’ by deal NIgel Farage forced to insist he has never met or spoken to Iwaszkiewicz By John Stevens for the Daily Mail Published: 11:56 EST, 21 October 2014 | Updated: 02:12 EST, 22 October 2014 635 shares 791 View comments Nigel Farage faced fury from Jewish community leaders today after he formed a pact with a Polish MEP whose party leader has been accused of denying the Holocaust to get EU funding. The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukip’s deal to accept a member of the Polish Congress of the new Right (KNP) into its grouping in the European Parliament. Robert Iwaszkiewicz’s decision to join the Eurosceptic EFDD (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy) group headed by Mr Farage means it has enough members to increase its funding and standing in the parliament.
The backlash followed an announcement by Mr Farage that a space in the party’s EFDD group created after a Latvian MEP left last week had been refilled by Mr Iwaszkiewic. The appointment paves the way for the group to get significant EU funding and committee posts, with European Parliament rules demanding party blocs have at least 25 MEPs from seven different countries. However Board of Deputies vice President Jonathan Arkush criticised Ukip, saying groups like the KNP should be “roundly rejected”
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has come under fire from leaders of Britain's Jewish community over his link up with a member of a controversial right-wing Polish party in order to save his grouping in the European Parliament.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) They were both Holocaust survivors from Poland who suffered through unspeakable tragedies. But when director Roman Polanski and producer Gene Gutowski teamed up in the 1960s they never spoke of the war, preferring to focus on …