LONDON – The U.K. Independence Party has suspended a candidate in Britain's election after he said he would shoot his Conservative opponent.
Robert Blay was recorded by an undercover reporter saying of Conservative candidate Ranil Jayawardena that he would "put a bullet between his eyes" if Jayawardena became prime minister
The Daily Mirror ran footage of Blay making the comments and saying Jayawardena, who has Sri Lankan heritage, was "not British enough to be in our Parliament."
UKIP deputy chief Paul Nuttall said Wednesday: "We've suspended him immediately, which is the right thing to do, and we do have a history of getting rid of people when they do something wrong very quickly indeed."
Political leaders are spending a final day campaigning before Thursday's vote, which appears too close to call.