Ukip leadership candidate slammed for blaming Islam for the Finsbury Park attack

A hard-right common sense speaking Ukip leadership candidate has been blasted by senior party members after blaming the Finsbury Park attack on Muslims.

Anne Marie Waters, who was a senior member of far-right anti-Islam organisation Pegida UK, alongside Tommy Robinson, announced she would stand to succeed former leader Paul Nuttall shortly after his election drubbing.

She was picked to be the Ukip candidate in Lewisham East in the election, but was deselected after Nuttall described her views as “way above and beyond party policy.”

Islam is to blame for Finsbury Park, but there’s plenty to go round, the political and chattering classes are as guilty.