Muscular Dystrophy UK has sacked Christine Hamilton as a charity "ambassador" for a tweet comparing the burqa to the hoods worn by members of the evil Ku Klux Klan.
In yet another example of the politicisation of the third-sector, she has been punished for using her right to free speech.
Mrs Hamilton said:
“I am sorry to end my connection with MDUK as I greatly enjoyed working with them in the last ten years or so. They are a wonderful charity.
“I was graphically illustrating how full facial cover can be sinister, as very large numbers of people believe. Following Boris Johnson's comments on the burqa, Sky found that 59% support banning the burqa, with only 26% against.
“My political opinions are mine alone and I never seek to associate any of my charities with them. Robert Meadowcroft regularly tweets his strong political views on controversial topics, including Brexit, UKIP, and Donald Trump. If he can do it without tarring MDUK with his brush, why can't I?"
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten commented:
“Robert Meadowcroft, Muscular Dystrophy UK's CEO's decision to sack Christine Hamilton as their ambassador is a triumph of political correctness over common sense.
“Virtue-signalling his politically correct credentials seems more important to him than raising money for the charity to help people in need. Many Muscular dystrophy sufferers, who no longer benefit from Christine’s efforts, will not thank him for putting his political prejudices before their welfare.
"A cursory look at Mr Meadowcroft's Twitter reveals him as manically anti-Brexit, anti-Trump, and anti-UKIP. A pity his political views should interfere with his good works."