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Arthur Thackeray, the taxpayer-funded chief of staff for the party’s Euro MP David Coburn, claims to have marched with the English and Scottish Defence Leagues
A top Ukip aide boasted of taking part in far-right demonstrations.
Arthur Thackeray, the taxpayer-funded chief of staff for the party’s Euro MP David Coburn, told of marching with the English and Scottish Defence Leagues.
The revelations will hugely embarrass UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who has repeatedly insisted his party is not racist.
Thackeray, 53, from Glasgow, was put on the public payroll by Mr Coburn, one of 24 Ukip candidates elected to the European Parliament in May this year.
But just two years ago Thackeray boasted on Facebook about taking part in an SDL demo in Glasgow on February 25, 2012.
Months earlier he told how he joined the…
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