A small, rightist British party suspended one of its local representatives over reports she posted antisemitic comments online.
Anna-Marie Crampton of the U.K. Independence Party in East Sussex was dropped as a candidate in Thursday’s election for the council of the town of Crowborough south of London because of comments on Jews made on her website, the BBC reported Thursday.
The website contained claims that Jews deliberately caused World War II and sacrificed their own people in the gas chambers to promote Zionism. She has denied writing the remarks, and said her account had been hacked.
Crampton’s Twitter contained a message saying she was not antisemitic and that she had been “trolled.”
But Nigel Farage, the leader of the UKIP party which clinched three percent of the vote in the 2010 general elections, said: “From this moment she does not have the endorsement of our party.”
The article on Crampton’s website read: “The Second World Wide War was engineered by the Zionist jews and financed by the banksters.”
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