Sunday 4 May 2014

Tory candidate says Islam is "the religion of peace & rape"

A Tory candidate in Brentwood has resigned after making inappropriate comments on Twitter.

Zero Radio DJ David Bishop tweeted "#Islam 'the religion of peace' & rape" just two days after being announced as Conservative candidate for Brentwood, Essex. Other tweets include "It's good to be anti-Islam", "How CAN a gay guy keep a straight face?" and "A lesbian kiss on @bbceastenders before the watershed... okay BBC diversity soldiers we get it, now stop trying so hard #pathetic".

Bishop has resigned from the Conservative Party and urged people not to vote for him.