In a speech in front of the press held this morning in Cape Town, South Africa, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she supported the so-called 'land reform' policies of the South African government.
The Prime Minister said that she supported "land reform that is legal, that is transparent, that is generated through a democratic process”.
The South African government's policy is deeply controversial due to the effects it is having on white farmers in the country, amid accusations that the policies are racially motivated against farmers of Boer extraction.
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten commented,
"Theresa May says she supports land reform in South Africa that is legal. Many countries in the world have taken actions which are 'legal', but that doesn't make them morally right.
"It is reprehensible that Mrs May is standing shoulder to shoulder with the leader of a country who enacts these racist policies. This government has no credibility whatsoever when it speaks of protecting human rights if it looks the other way when our supposed international partners commit abuses.
"White farmers are having their land taken away, they are being attacked and murdered for no other reason than they are white. It should be the duty of international leaders to speak up against what is a form of ethnic cleansing, not condone it by mealy-mouthed references to legality."