I can only imagine that a group of Ukip candidates are on a dare to see who can generate the strangest headline most befitting of inclusion on Jonathan Calder’s blog and his Headline of the Day feature:
A Ukip parliamentary candidate standing in Wales has claimed a “homosexual donkey” tried to rape his horse.
John Rees-Evans, who is running for Cardiff South and Penarth in May’s general election, told the bizarre story to protesters outside a new campaign office in Merthyr Tydfil.
An anti-Ukip demonstrator had asked him to respond to a string of controversial quotes by fellow party members, including on from Dr Julia Gasper in Oxford, who allegedly claimed that “some homosexuals prefer sex with animals”.
“Actually, I’ve witnessed that,” Mr Rees-Evans responded. “I’ve got a horse and it was there in the field. And a donkey came up…which was male, and I’m afraid tried to rape my horse.”