Kenyan born UKIP leader’s girlfriend suspended from party following racist texts

Henry Bolton and Jo Marney
Jo Marney with UK leader Henry Bolton. Photo: Twitter/Jo_Marney

UKIP have suspended the girlfriend of Kenyan born party leader Henry Bolton, after the Mail on Sunday published a series of messages it says were sent by his girlfriend Jo Marney in which she apparently makes racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle.

In the messages, sent to a male friend just three weeks before starting her relationship with the UKIP leader, the 25-year-old model is alleged to have said ‘black American’ Ms Markle would ‘taint’ the Royal Family with ‘her seed’ which would pave the way for a ‘black king’. The newspaper also reports she said the former Suits star had a ‘tiny brain’ and that she would never have sex with ‘a negro’ herself because they are ‘ugly’.

According to the Mail, Ms Marney also describes Ms Markle, whose mother is black and whose father is white, as ‘a scrubber’ and a ‘gender equality t***’ who is ‘obsessed with race’ and a ‘dumb little commoner’.

She was immediately suspended from UKIP last night after the newspaper alerted party chiefs to her comments.

Journalist and presenter Piers Morgan took to Twitter to express his disgust at the remarks, saying: “It’s the seed that produced this repulsive racist monster which taints Britain. Shameful.”

The revelations come just days before Bolton is due to face a crunch meeting over his own future with UKIP following outrage over his new relationship.

Last week, former UKIP candidate Harriet Yeo said the 54-year-old leader had brought the party into disrepute and shown a lapse of judgement after leaving his wife and starting a relationship with Ms Marney.

However, in a subsequent interview with Westmonster, Mr Bolton insisted he would not be stepping down.

Responding to the Mail on Sunday story, the newspaper has reported that Ms Marney apologised and claimed her messages had been taken out of context. Mr Bolton declined to comment, but in a Tweet posted this morning said he was “heading back to London later to address other matters.”

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