Suzanne Evans, the former Deputy Chairman of the UK Independence Party, had been one of a few pro-LGBT voices within UKIP, and was briefly its interim leader for a period of three days last year during which Nigel Farage resigned and un-resigned.
Mr Craig, who remains a UKIP member, says: “As you will know, her two allegations against me are (a) that I have compared gays to ‘Nazis’ or similar and (b) that I have participated in ‘gay cure’ conferences. On the basis of these she claims that I am homophobic – yet both these allegations are simply untrue: I have not called or compared gays to ‘Nazis’, ‘Gaystapo’ or anything similar, and I have never attended or spoken at ‘gay cure’ conferences,” PinkNews reports “I have asked her via her Team Suzanne followers to provide the evidence for these allegations, but of course they cannot and have not. On the basis that Suzanne has continued shamelessly to repeat publicly the false accusations against me that contributed to her suspension in March, I request that her party membership be terminated.”
He denies comparing gays to Nazis and Gestapo, even though his website still contains an article saying: “Thanks especially to the green light from a permissive New Labour government, the gay Wehrmacht is on its long march through the institutions and has already occupied the Sudetenland social uplands(…) but it’s only 1938 and Nazi expansionist ambitions are far from sated.”