Vincent and Fa Munday
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UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson sorry for 'ting tong' remark

Comments made by a UKIP MEP about a Thai constituent have been described as outrageous by the woman's husband.

South East MEP Janice Atkinson described Fa Munday, a UKIP-supporting mobile food seller in Ramsgate, Kent, as a "ting tong from somewhere".

Her comments were recorded by BBC South East Today.

In a statement, Ms Atkinson apologised, saying: "I deeply regret the words I used and am incredibly sorry. It was poor judgement and naivety on my part rather than words spoken with any malice. I am devastated that I have caused hurt and apologise profusely to both Mr and Mrs Munday."

Ellie Price reports.

  • 18 Aug 2014
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