Jess Phillips ‘sick’ at interview with Ukip candidate who joked about raping her

Labour MP Jess Phillips has said she feels “sick” after watching an interview with Carl Benjamin, the Ukip MEP candidate who joked online about raping her.

Mr Benjamin, who is standing for for the party in South West England, appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to defend his jokes, accusing the BBC of “killing off” comedy.

He also said he had spoken to rape survivors who had applauded his comments.

In response, Ms Phillips tweeted: “I feel sick watching Carl Benjamin chuckling along to people joining in with the language he has…
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