Now that’s an apology – ‘Uncommon’ UK nude model claims her text describing Meghan Markle as ‘a scrubber’ and a ‘gender equality t***’ who is ‘obsessed with race’ and a ‘dumb little commoner’ was not meant to offend’
Leader of UK party, Ukip, Henry Bolton, asked to step down in wake of girlfriend’s racist remarks about royal fiancée, Meghan Markle
As the noose tightened around her 54-year-old politician beau, model Jon Marney apologized – ‘My racist messages were “reckless and unnecessary”‘
Topless model Marney stirred the inner recesses of bigotry and racism, declaring ‘she wouldn’t have sex with ‘a negro’ because they are ‘ugly’
Self-described actor and music journalist Marney from Kent, UK sent a series of shocking messages stating Prince Harry’s ‘black American’ fiancée will ‘taint’ the Royal Family with ‘her seed’ and pave the way for a ‘black king’
The 25-year-old glamour model complains there is ‘an immigration problem’ – ‘This is Britain. Not Africa’
Bolton was already facing calls for his resignation from party hierarchy after he left his 42-year-old expectant wife Tatiana Smurova for 25-year-old Jo Marney in December
Marney who was suspended from Ukip when the messages emerged, Sunday admitted her texts were ‘reckless’, but taking out of context
Party leaders called on Bolton to ‘go quietly’
Ukip source insist Mr Bolton had not ‘resigned ,didn’t intending to’
As the political career of Jo Marney, 25, apologized outside her home today for a series of racist comments she made about Meghan Markle
The girlfriend of the scandal-hit Ukip leader Henry Bolton has apologised for racist remarks she made about Meghan Markle, calling them ‘reckless and unnecessary’.
Jo Marney, 25, sent a series of shocking messages in which she said Prince Harry’s ‘black American’ fiancée will ‘taint’ the Royal Family with ‘her seed’ and pave the way for a ‘black king’.
Speaking outside her home Sunday, the model said: ‘I’d like to say I’m absolutely devastated by the messages that I’ve sent and the distress that I’ve caused anyone by those messages.
American actress Meghan Markle, the future duchess of Sussex will make history when she weds fiancé Prince Harry in May. [Photo], Prince Harry and Meghan after they announced their engagement
Ukip leader Henry Bolton [right], 54,he left his wife Tatiana Smurova [center] for 25-year-old Jo Marney [left]
These are the disgusting texts that forced Ukip to suspend Ms Marney
‘They were unnecessary, they were reckless, they were overly exaggerated purely for effect.
‘They were never intended to be put in the public domain and I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere and deepest apologies to anyone I’ve hurt and for the distress and embarrassment I’ve caused my family, friends and the party.’
Speaking outside her home today, the topless model ‘I’d like to say I’m absolutely devastated by the messages that I’ve sent and the distress that I’ve caused’.
Under fire: Ukip leader Henry Bolton has faced calls to quit over his relationship with Ms Marney. They are seen together in an undated photograph
The 54-year-old party leader, whose relationship with Ms Marney has also led to demands for him to quit, was told by Ukip party big wig [West Midlands MEP], Bill Etheridge, after the texts surfaced: ‘[Marney] Go now. Go quietly and leave us to deal with what’s left.’ he told the married father-of-two, whose relationship with Marney is under investigation by the party,. He added that Marney had been suspended ‘immediately upon us receiving this information’.
In a Facebook video message Etheridge said: ‘It appears that we are now seeing Ukip resources, which are at best scant, being used to defend Henry’s private life.’
He said he would step down as a Ukip spokesman if Mr Bolton, who was elected leader last September, ‘insists on prolonging this agony’.
However, as of Sunsay night Ukip sources insist Bolton ‘had not resigned and was not intending to, tonight’.
Future Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Meghan and Prince Harry during a trip to a radio station in Brixton, London on Jan 9
Fellow former Ukip leadership candidate Ben Walker also called for Mr Bolton to resign, accusing him of having ‘deeply flawed judgement’.
Mr Bolton tweeted this morning that he was in London and preparing to head down to London to deal with ‘other matters’.
In the posts Jo Marney’s had been caught out using the ‘N’ word and also sending a message reading ‘This is Britain, not Africa’ during a discussion about the royal engagement.
In a statement last night Marney said: ‘The opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context. Yet I fully recognize the offense they have caused.’
Bolton replied to a young party member online who urged him to publicly call for Ms Marney to have her membership removed.
‘She has to go or he and @UKIP are doomed if we let this behavior happen in the party,’ the teenage activist said.
In replying Mr Bolton tweeted: ‘Jo was suspended immediately upon us receiving this information.’
Ukip politicians including West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge [photo], have called on Bolton to resign after the texts surfaced
meanshile party chairman Paul Oakden said he decided to suspend Marney’s party membership immediately, after he was made aware of the messages.
‘Ukip does not, has not and never will condone racism,’ he told the Mail on Sunday.
The report of Marney’s use of highly offensive language about people from different ethnic backgrounds comes as Bolton faces an investigation into his ‘messy’ private life by senior party officials.
Peter Whittle, leader of Ukip’s delegation in the London Assembly, in a video message has also called for Jo Marney to be ‘expelled altogether’ for the ‘disgraceful remarks’
The Ukip leader confirmed that he had a ‘change in my relationship status’ in recent weeks, although he denied reports that it had involved ‘a clandestine affair with a young lady who happens also to be a member of Ukip’.
In a letter to members, party chair Oakden, said the National Executive Committee ruling body agreed to discuss the leader’s private life at a special meeting in January.
On her Twitter profile Marney describes herself as a model, actor and journalist, as well as a Brexiteer.
Marney was immediately suspended from Ukip Sunday night after party chiefs were made aware of the existence of the offensive and overtly racist comments, just days of Bolton facing a crucial meeting over his own future with Ukip leadership in the wake of the outrage among the party rank and file over his new relationship.
May-December relationship: Ukip leader 54-year-old Henry Bolton has faced calls to quit over his relationship with Marney, 25, after their relationship led to the break up of his marriage
If Bolton is ousted by the party’s ruling National Executive Committee on Thursday, it would leave the party having to elect its fifth leader in barely 18 months.
His position looks increasingly shaky as there is no recent precedent for the partner of the leader of any political party to have been suspended from that party.
One Ukip figure even predicted that the scandal could signal the end of the party, which has battled serious financial problems since Nigel Farage stepped down as leader in the wake of the EU referendum.
Defiant OR tone-deaf Henry Bolton tweeted Sunday morning that he was in London and preparing to travel to London to deal with ‘other matters’
In the series of messages she sent to a male friend just three weeks before starting her relationship with Bolton, she sneers at Harry’s engagement to American actress Meghan Markle, solely on the grounds that she is a ‘black American’.
The topless model currently caught up the scandal of the breakup of the Bolton marriage, also describes Markle, whose mother is black and whose father is white, as ‘a scrubber’ and a ‘gender equality t***’ who is ‘obsessed with race’ and a ‘dumb little commoner’.
The couple have announced they will wed on May 19
Extending her slurs to ethnic minorities in general, Marney writes that they are ‘pushing their way to the top slowly. Next will be a Muslim PM. And a black king’.
For emphasis she adds that she would not have sex ‘with a negro’.
When the friend asks her what is wrong with black people, she replies: ‘Ugly. Not my thing. Just personal taste. They don’t turn me on.’
During the exchange, Marney, who is from Kent and describes herself as an actor and music journalist, also complains that there is ‘an immigration problem’, saying: ‘This is Britain. Not Africa’.
Vulgarity masquerading as class: In her vile messages, topless model Ms Marney [photo L-R], also declares that she would never have sex with ‘a negro’ because they are ‘ugly’
After her friend accuses her of being racist, she writes: ‘Lol so what… Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine.’
After being confronted with her texts last night, Marney APOLOGIZED for her comments which she claimed had been ‘taken out of context’.
In a statement, she said: ‘I apologize unreservedly for the shocking language I used. The opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context. Yet I fully recognize the offense they have caused.
‘No offense was intended and, again, I apologize unreservedly for any such offense or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of Ukip my friends, family and loved ones.
‘I have disappointed them all and let myself down. I cannot sufficiently express my regret and sadness at having done so.’
Henry Bolton, 54, was already facing calls for his resignation after he left his wife Tatiana Smurova (both pictured together) for 25-year-old Jo Marney
‘He didn’t even call the kids at Christmas,’ Henry Bolton dumped his wife Tatiana Smurova [left] by text, abandoning the children as well, including an infant
Ukip chairman Oakden said: ‘In light of messages that have been brought to my attention, I have taken the decision to immediately suspend her party membership pending an investigation. Ukip does not, has not and never will condone racism.’
Since news of his relationship broke, Bolton has insisted that he will not resign as he is convinced another leadership contest would ‘cripple the party’.
He claimed that his marriage to Tatiana Smurova was already over when he met Marney, and has said: ‘I have no doubt I’m going to come out of this, and Jo and I are going to come out of this as a couple, stronger than we went into it.’
Before the racist texts emerged, Oakden said that Bolton and the party were ‘keen to work collectively in finding a resolution that best protects the future prospects of Ukip’ following the scandal over the relationship.
In the first week of January Ukip leader Henry Bolton, [right] and new girlfriend Jo Marney, 29 years his junior, emerged from her family home in Maidstone with the 25-year-old model insisting they ‘make each other happy’
Bolton elected in September in the wake of the leadership see-saw in Ukip has failed to lift the party’s floundering poll ratings above 4 per cent.
Controversial party boss Nigel Farage quit after the 2016 Brexit referendum, saying he had achieved his political ambition. He was followed as leader by Diane James, who lasted just 18 days after feuding with the party’s ‘old guard’.
In a brief cameo Farage returned, only to be succeeded by Paul Nuttall in November 2016. Nuttall resigned after seven months following the Election, when Ukip’s polled less than 2 per cent. Steve Crowther took over until Bolton emerged.
In the opinion of the party chairman, said Bolton now finds himself with a ‘difficult’ decision to make and is expected to decide on Sunday what to do to ‘help remedy the situation’.
Speaking on Sunday Oakden told BBC : ‘I think it is very clear that Henry is increasingly in a position where he’s got some difficult decisions to make.’ He added that the party needs to be ‘behind our leader 100% in taking that battle [for Brexit] forward’.
‘Whether or not the party decides it is willing to give that support to Henry is for the party to decide.’
The party’s National Executive Committee is scheduled to meet Jan 21.