Liberty GB, the conservative, nationalist party that made headlines this summer by announcing a candidate for the Batley and Spen by-election, has invited UKIP to join its campaign on a combined Liberty GB/ UKIP ticket.
In a newly released YouTube video, candidate Jack Buckby congratulates Diane James on becoming the new UKIP leader, calling her an “articulate and decent woman”. He continues:
“I’m asking today whether you and your party UKIP will be willing to join me and my party Liberty GB in demanding an independent inquiry into the gang rape of young children by Muslim grooming gangs in West Yorkshire.”
After listing grooming cases across West Yorkshire from Calderdale to Keighley, Buckby talks about a “major cover-up” by social services, local councils and police, and argues that it’s critically important post-Brexit “to talk about the huge cultural challenges arising from mass third-world immigration”.
He believes UKIP’s manifesto is inadequate to tackle these challenges, and wants UKIP to join him in “talking candidly” about the threat of Islam. He claims to have received substantial backing from UKIP supporters and members who agree with Liberty GB's policy on this critical issue.
The video displays a Twitter poll that shows 88% of Buckby’s followers agreeing that UKIP should back his call for an inquiry into child grooming in West Yorkshire.
“As well as calling for an independent inquiry, I would like UKIP to consider running on a joint ticket with me”, Buckby adds, before displaying a mock-up of a ballot paper showing the candidate’s name alongside both Liberty GB and UKIP logos.
Buckby pledges to give a voice to working class people who, he says, have been “let down” by this government and the Labour Party. He concludes his video by congratulating the new UKIP leader and wishing her the best of luck in her new role.