UK: Stoke byelection candidate arrested over anti-immigrant comments

A candidate in the Stoke byelection has been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred.

The byelection has been mired in scandal in recent days with Ukip’s candidate failing to turn up for a hustings and Labour’s candidate apologising for posting a series of abusive tweets aimed at women.

Barbara Fielding, 78, who is standing as an independent, was arrested after a complaint about her website, which calls for all immigrants to be repatriated and warns of a “seeping tide of Islamic warriors”. Police seized her mobile phone and computer and later released her on bail until next month.

Now that’s a police state.

h/t LS