This afternoon the Hendon Times broke the story that contraversial UKIP candidate for Hendon and self confessed motor mouth, Jeremy Zeid had resigned about comments he posted on facebook talking about kidnapping President Obama.
As we were all slowly digesting that news in Bugle Towers, as if by magic, UKIP conjured up a replacement in the form of a man of letters Dr Raymond Shamash FDS, RCPS (Glasgow). (Pics below courtesy of UKIP Barnet)
In the introductory article on UKIP Barnet's website he declares
I am not a career politician and work as a Specialist Oral Surgeon for Northamptonshire NHSm married with three daughters. We have roots locally, my Father having served on the anti-aircraft batteries of North London during WW2 . I, myself, was a front-line Medical Officer in the Israeli Army during the Yom Kippur war. I have lectured to Church congregations on the conflict in the Middle-East and the dangers it poses to the ancient Christian communities there . My hobbies are amateur dramatics), sailing and hiking.
He continues and explains he commitment to the NHS and the need to control and reduce the 'sheer scale and pace of immigration' to prevent it 'swamping our unique British way of life'.
Read the full article here