• Reuters


The anti-European Union UK Independence Party suspended one of its parliamentary candidates on Tuesday, two days before Britain’s national election, for threatening to “put a bullet” in his Conservative rival.

The Daily Mirror said Robert Blay, a UKIP candidate in the southern county of Hampshire, made the comment to an investigative reporter while discussing the possibility his local Conservative opponent, Ranil Jayawardena, could one day become Britain’s first prime minister of Asian origin.

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