UK authorities should not be stopping British citizens from joining Isis; they should be booking chartered flights for them instead, according to a Ukip candidate.

Keith Fraser, who is running for Ukip in Hackney North & Stoke Newington, told The Independent that radicalised Muslims should be given free flights to join Islamic state terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Describing Isis sympathisers as "the cancer within", he said Britain would be much safer if we encouraged them to migrate to join the fighting in the Middle East, instead of trying to stop them.

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