Nigel Farage says Calypso song provoked more outrage than child abuse

Speaking on LCB Radio, the Ukip leader said: “Had (Reid) done this is any other context than Ukip, there wouldn’t be a row at all. But because it’s Ukip people will scream blue murder.

“We’ve had more condemnation and outrage from Left-wing commentators about Mike Reid’s Calypso than we’ve had over the grooming and rape of thousands of young girls in the north of England.”

Reid, a former radio DJ, recently pulled the song – which was sung in a faux-Jamaican accent and made reference to immigration – after it triggered a backlash.

The Calypso Song itself: