A UKIP parliamentary candidate has come to the defence of his party which is now embroiled in another race row after a member remarked that comedian Lenny Henry should “move to a black country”.
UKIP spokesman and former boxer Winston McKenzie, who intends to stand in Croydon North, admitted there were issues with the vetting of candidates and members, but insisted that his party was in “in no way racist”.
JEREMY CLARKSON’S career at the BBC has come under further pressure after the editor of The Voice newspaper called on the broadcaster to sack the Top Gear presenter for using the N-word if it "really wanted to make a statement" about tackling racism.
Britain’s biggest black newspaper’s chief George Ruddock said the BBC “should take more serious action” after it emerged Clarkson said “n****r” when reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe.
THE PARENTS of a man killed in a car crash said they still believed police were chasing their son when his car smashed into a lamp post, despite an inquest concluding that his death was accidental.
Kevin Burris was 29 when he died in the crash in March 2010 and his mother Jean Brown and his dad Trevor Burris said the family had been treated “disgracefully and insensitively” by police after the incident.
A Birmingham inquest heard how the former Land Rover worker and four passengers had been driving to City Hospital where Kevin’s brother Karl was fighting for life after being stabbed.
JEREMY CLARKSON has begged for forgiveness after admitting he did use the N-word during the filming of BBC programme Top Gear.
His admission came just hours after he took to Twitter to vehemently deny claims made by The Mirror insisting he used the offensive term in an unaired segment of the hit show.
He tweeted: "I did not use the N-word. Never use it. The Mirror has gone way too far this time."
BARRISTER AND part-time judge Constance Briscoe has been jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of lying to police.
The 56-year-old mother-of-two, of Clapham, southwest London, was sentenced this morning (May 2) at the Old Bailey.
When sentencing her for perverting the course of justice, judge Justice Baker said there was a "common thread of arrogance" in the case.
He told her: "I am sure that you realise only too well that such conduct strikes at the heart of our much-cherished system of criminal justice, which is integral and invaluable to the good order of society."
LAWYER AND part-time judge Constance Briscoe has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
Her conviction comes after she was judged to have lied in police statements and doctored evidence in the speeding points case involving former Lib Dem cabinet member Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce.
The 56-year-old barrister, who is author of autobiography Ugly, had denied three counts of intending to pervert the course of justice, but a jury at Old Bailey today (May 1) found her guilty of all three charges.
A RENOWNED artist has sparked outrage after she allegedly made offensive comments about slavery at a university event.
Contemporary painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling reportedly declared that “I think slaves would be very handy” and “I wouldn’t mind a few” while participating in an art auction to raise funds at the University Campus Suffolk (UCS). She also criticised Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, describing the Oscar-winning production as that “frightfully boring slave film”.
TOP GEAR presenter Jeremy Clarkson has denied allegations he used the N-word when filming the hit BBC series.
The 54-year-old was allegedly heard reciting the offensive rhyme ‘eeny, meeny, miny, mo’ - which contains the line, ‘catch a n****r by his toe’ - in unaired footage.
The allegations, reported in the Mirror comes just weeks after Clarkson tweeted a picture of his black West Highland terrier and revealed he had named it after Ivory Coast footballer Didier Drogba.
A POLICE traffic patrol officer told an inquest how he followed a car through city streets at speeds of 70mph “trying to play catch up” but insisted he was not in pursuit of the vehicle.
The 46-second drama ended in tragedy when Kevin Burris, the driver of a Ford Focus died as his car crashed into a lamp post. He and his four passengers had been driving to Birmingham’s City Hospital where Kevin’s brother Karl was fighting for life after being stabbed outside a nightclub.
LABOUR HAS promised a private sector rent cap and the scrapping of letting fees, if they are voted into power.
Party leader Ed Miliband will pledge to end soaring rent prices during his campaign for local council and European elections.
The announcement comes amid concerns about the impact of housing benefit reforms, with reports claiming families are being priced out of their London homes by benefit caps.