They appear quite desperate for any UKIP smear stories. This one is pretty bad though, even for their standards.
Here is their headline
So where is their evidence for this?
Apparently twitter which is odd as Bill Walker isn't on twitter. Nevertheless there was an account setup by some mischievous individual and here is the tweet from which they deduct the headline from
The conversation tone is that Nepalese refer to these people as parasites, and they're in Aldershot with bad hygiene living a lifestyle that makes them miserable & helps nobody. For those unaware the Gurkha's staying here hasn't worked out too well. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2835216/Joanna-Lumley-s-legacy-misery-fought-allow-retired-Gurkhas-Britain-heart-right-place-Five-years-say-s-backfired-terribly.html
The Bill Walker account tried to style out what was said to come across as a genuine account and like he'd been caught out making a bad comment. This makes me think it's a pretty sinister attempt to smear UKIP or particular Bill Walker, because they've deleted the account soon after this. Which would mean people cannot check out the account and see if it was a genuine one.
However if you look on Google Cache you can see the account had just 37 tweets, barely any followers and of the tweets it did make, several were clearly designed to make Bill Walker look like an idiot or a racist in some kind of way.
3 of the 37 tweets were retweeting Britain's First. For those who don't know, they're a far right group.
Another two were also plain stupid, the BBC link, links to this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-32287545
There's also a link to a story claiming Hitler won the 2nd world war, and a few odd retweets
Then there's the convo with Keith Parkins.
So of the 37 tweets, the majority were in some way designed to make Bill Walker look bad.
So I figured out the origin of this also. Bill Walker has a fund me page http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/billwalkerukip and they ask you to put in your facebook and twitter. Now he has a facebook but not a twitter. But he must have just put in billwalkeruk for the twitter also. Someone has seen his fundraising page and seen he hasn't got a twitter and made a twitter account with the sole intention of making him look like a racist or idiot or whatever at some point, hoping somebody would pick it up. And hope not hate ever obliging to smear UKIP with anything, eventually picked up on one of the tweets.
You can view all the twitter here on the google cache http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8cdfHbKqLqgJ:https://twitter.com/billwalkeruk+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
Also it's interesting, because Keith Parkins is a very big greens supporter, and you had some idiot claiming what he said proved UKIP are intolerant morons. Which beggars belief.
You can view that convo here. https://twitter.com/keithpp/status/587980321016131584
Here's Keith's twitter https://twitter.com/keithpp/with_replies You can see he appears to be a huge Russell Brand fan & Greens supporter and nothing to do with UKIP at all. Which he even confirms here.
Most UKIP smear stories tend to originate like this. You get people reading a blog lying, or mistake someone nothing to do with UKIP as UKIP, and this narrative circulates, yet the truth is often a lot different. Even after Keith Parkins stating he's nothing to do with UKIP. Rosamund still kept associating him with UKIP. It's pretty bizarre.
Did UKIP Candidate BIll Walker refer to Gurkhas as parasites?
A Greens supporter did, and a spoof setup account echoed it, leading to a hate group running a false headline for their 100th false smear story.
EDIT - A lot of people in response to the smear story have blasted Bill Walker for insulting people who fought for our country, Bill Walker is a former soldier, he fought for our country, so before you insult him, make sure it's legitimate.
EDIT 2 - It seems like Bill Walker did have a twitter awhile ago but deleted it after some controversy, and this gave somebody the chance to make it again which they did on April 10th, hence the tweets. I hope that explains it for everyone. It's quite possible the person behind it is Joshua Bonehill who has done this kind of thing a few times now...but no confirmation on that.
Last Edit - Seems the google cache now shows something different, so the person must have made more tweets and followed more people just before he deleted the twitter.
When I originally saw it, here is how it looked -
You can just about see 37 tweets.
Here was the first one -
So the first tweet was highlighting a UKIP woman Diane James saying on LBC, she admires Putin's love for Russia. Admiring Putin is obviously seen as a sketchy thing to do.
Then looks to retweet race angles
Followed by the screenshots I gave earlier.
So the 37 tweets really cover praise for Putin, Somewhat bizarre remarks on Hitler, a retweet which speaks of a rude black girl, retweeting 3 times Britain's first & it's leader.
It's not worth really arguing this case any longer, it's pretty clear how setup this is. When Joshua Bonehill did make a site called UKIPvoice & a twitter pretending to be Alex Wood I think, he literally went on about blacks being apes or homosexuality being horrible, there was barely any normal talk at all, it was a very obvious troll, shockingly people fell for that too. And here is similar, the fact the person had the account for 25 days or so before HnH or someone picked it up is the only odd thing, so it seems more like somebody was using UKIP to try and highlight Keith Parkins & make him look bad, so this possibly is a local vendetta or troll.
Make up your own mind, but it's definitely nothing to do with Bill Walker, whom I have on facebook and simply his posts are very dissimilar to the ones here.
Here is a message from Bill Walker
''The accusations made against me were false as you may have already read on FB. I will never have a twitter account again, it brought me grief twice and that was two times too many. I deactivated my account in early March and someone took the name and setup an account on April 10th then closed it again quickly after making the accusations etc that appeared on Hope not Hate. Thanks for writing to me to clarify things. Regards Bill''