Monday, January 15, 2018

Leader Of Britain's UKIP Splits With Girlfriend Over Derogatory Comments About Markle

The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (Ukip) said he had split with his new girlfriend after a newspaper published derogatory comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle and black people.

Mr Henry Bolton, 54, who became the ailing UK Independence Party's fourth leader in a year when he was elected last September, said he had ended his relationship with model Jo Marney after the "appalling" text messages she sent to a friend were published.

Ms Marney, 25, who began dating Mr Bolton just after Christmas, had described US actress Markle, whose father is white and mother is African-American, as a "dumb little commoner" and said "her seed with (sic) taint our royal family", according to the texts printed in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

Ms Marney also described black people as ugly.

"The romantic element of the relationship is over," Mr Bolton told BBC radio, saying they had split up on Sunday (Jan 14) night.

"However appalling and insulting those comments she made in those direct personal messages were... I honestly don't believe those are her core beliefs."