Giancarlo Gentilini, Lega Nord's Mayor of Treviso, is notorious for having said said of immigrants, that "we should dress them up like hares and bang-bang-bang".
However, Gentilini also declared, at a rally in Padania in 2008, that "We must cleanse our streets of the black-skinned, the yellow-skinned, the Roma … I would have all the immigrants put on file, one by one. Unfortunately, this is not allowed by the law. They are the carriers of all sorts of diseases, tuberculosis, Aids, scabies, hepatitis." As a result he was convicted of "inciting racial hatred", and banned from speaking at political meetings.
Lega Nord was expelled from Farage's Ind Dem group back in 2006. Now they are back, in the EFD group, and Farage says that they have "behaved themselves since the expulsion".
Have they, Nigel? Since the expulsion, Gentili has been convicted of incitement to racial hatred, MEP Mario Borghezio has been arrested for "racial offences" by Belgian police (2007), and last year, Matteo Salvini, (one of the MEPs expelled by Farage), has called for "racial segregation" on Italian public transport, and has appeared on you tube chanting racist slogans with football supporters.
Mario Borghezio Lega Nord/EFD MEP: Old habits die hard! Salute the Duce?
Do you notice a trend here, Nigel? These are not parking tickets - these are all RACIALLY MOTIVATED ACTS.
Do you really need the money so bad, Nigel, that you sink so low as to associate UKIP with these vile people?
And as for the other MEPs, only Nikki Sinclaire and Mike Nattrass had the guts to stand up and speak out. The rest of them must surely now by so tainted by their continued, financially motivated association with the EFD, that no self-respecting UKIPPER would now consider campaigning for them.
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