Last time he stood for the UKIP leadership, John Rees-Evans claimed that a ‘gay donkey’ had ‘raped’ his horse. His renewed candidacy to replace Paul Nuttall seems to have done little to lessen his taste for bizarre outbursts.
In a post to a Facebook group dedicated to his leadership bid, Rees-Evans has launched into a spectacularly passive-aggressive tirade against Peter Lello, the campaign manager of rival Peter Whittle – one based on an apparent accusation of bullying and harassment made against Mr Rees-Evans by Lello.
It’s certainly in keeping with previous UKIP rows and allegations of criminality and just as eye-opening, as he details Lello’s alleged arrest for sexual assault while framing it as a non-accusation:
Rees-Evans himself responds to his own post to provide details of the apparent reason for it:
If you were worried that UKIP might be dull in the absence of its two main self-parodies, it seems you needn’t have worried.
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