Jo Marney, the 25-year old girlfriend of UKIP leader Henry Bolton, 54, has been suspended from the party after a series of messages she sent to a friend, which contained offensive remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle and black people in general, were made public.
During the text exchange, Marney apparently described Markle, among other things, as “a dumb little ‘actress’ that no one has heard of” and a “gender equality t***.”
According to the Daily Mail, she apologized for these remarks, arguing however that her comments “were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context.”
This development prompted UKIP chairman Paul Oakden to announce that Marney’s membership in the party has been suspended pending an investigation.
Many social media users also took a dim view of Marney’s comments, some describing them as a UKIP’s “suicide note” or jokingly calling the lady a “special agent” who deliberately dealt a blow to the party.
Goodnight #UKIP. Here’s their suicide note. Ukip leader Henry Bolton’s #JoMarney girlfriend has made horrendous racist remarks about Meghan Markle.— Andrew Threlfall W11 (@AndyThrelfall) 14 января 2018 г.
Meghan is not only a lovely, beautiful, caring person, she will be the greatest gift to the Royals in modern history. pic.twitter.com/WqHMNLu0yh