UKIP Mayoral Candidate, Frank Maloney yesterday met with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Forum and discussed his widely reported comments on there being ‘too many gays in Camden’, his views on the gay parade and also gays in the police force.
Speaking after the meeting Mr Maloney said: "It was certainly not a meeting of the minds but I do respect their views and opinions although I don’t agree with most of them. I think political correctness has gone too far when you can no longer make a joke about people. My attitude is live and let live, I am not homophobic I just don’t believe various groups should get special treatment over others."
Mr Maloney also said that he had left the meeting having learnt that "some in the gay community don’t like the police" and that his policy as Mayor would be "to show all people that the police are our friends not our enemies
"I reassured them that the gay parade would not be banned if I was Mayor but money for the parade would be spent elsewhere. We disagreed over the issue of police holding hands at the parade as I felt the police uniform was used as a political tool and there are other better ways of improving relations between the police and the gay community."