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Labour drop candidate after court appearance / Ukip candidate quotes Mein Kampf

The BBC reports:

A Labour general election candidate has been suspended after appearing in court charged with drink-driving.

Sumon Hoque, 32, who is standing in the Banff and Buchan constituency, is also accused of driving a car with no MOT and without a licence…

A Scottish Labour statement said: “Sumon Hoque has been suspended from representing the Labour Party and we have, therefore, withdrawn support from him as the general election candidate.”

Meanwhile, the Ukip candidate who previous was in the news about providing free food (possibly in breach of the law) has now defended quoting Mein Kampf on the campaign trail:

Southampton Itchen candidate Kim Rose said he had used the passage from the Nazi leader’s autobiography in reference to an “undemocratic” EU…

He said he saw Europe “turning into exactly what Hitler wanted in 1942” under the EU.

Mr Rose used a quote while speaking during the election event, held at Southampton’s Asda superstore.

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