UKIP branch chair invited ex-BNP ‘Burn the Koran’ man to stand for Farage’s party

EDL News provides an update on the case of Andrew Eccles, the former British National Party activist who stood as a UK Independence Party candidate in last year’s Bury council elections, despite UKIP’s ban on ex-BNP members joining the party.

Eccles has claimed that he was invited to join by the chair of UKIP’s Bury branch, Peter Entwistle. In response to the suggestion that this was hardly likely, given his past history in the BNP, Eccles stated indignantly: “I have known Peter for 20+ years and that is 100% how it happened.”