Change UK candidate steps down on anti-Romanian tweet

Ali Sadjady stepped down as MEP candidate of the pro-European Change UK just hours after the party announced its candidate list for a tweet from 2017 in which he wrote “When I hear that 70% of pick pockets caught on the London Underground are Romanian it kind makes me want Brexit.”

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Sadjady said “”I have apologised again and again. It was a very ignorant tweet and it definitely doesn’t reflect my views.”

Just hours before him, another candidate of the party also resigned after a tweet of his emerged saying “black women scare me”. Change UK was established in February by a group of former Labour and Conservative MPs, the most prominent of them being journalist Rachel Johnson, Boris Johnson’s sister.

Title image: Ali Sadjady (Getty images)

Author: Dénes Albert