As politicians across the country nail their colours to the mast ahead of the upcoming general election, a Ukip candidate has announced that she is sexually attracted to male gorillas.
Gisela Allen, who is standing in local elections for the Garscadden Scotstounhill ward in Glasgow, wrote an article for the Clydebank Post last week in which she made a number of outrageous statements.
The piece predicted World War Three in the near future, as well as setting out plans to abolish golf courses.
Not content with the attention she got from this, Allen chose to expand on her views in an interview with the Sunday Herald.
During the interview, Allen stated that gorillas make her "hormones go crazy".
Allen said that her sexual penchant for the apes had a lesson in it for the LGBT community.
She said: "I am not anti-gay – but how can you call that a community?
"Sex life is everybody's private affair. You do not come out and declare openly.
"Do you think I am going all over the city and saying my idea of a sexually-attractive creature is a gorilla?
"When I go to a zoo and I see a gorilla my hormones go absolutely crazy. I find a gorilla very attractive."
She then explained her thoughts on the death penalty, saying: "The main purpose of the law is to protect the public.
"If I could get the guillotine, lethal injection or firing squad I would gladly have it. I would also castrate violent criminals. You castrate bulls, horses, dogs – it takes the aggression away.
"Moreover, these violent criminals can't have any more children themselves. And I am all for the cat o' nine tails. You like violence? Well let's see how you like to be on the receiving end."
She also suggested that when a woman has children, their profession should determine when they return to work.
"When you have very small children it is advisable that you look after them yourself.
"If a woman is a dentist or a doctor, or in any career important to the community, we should do our best to get her back to work as soon as possible, because such careers shouldn't really be interrupted.
"But if somebody sits in an office at a computer, I think her place is at home until the children are bigger."
Ukip's sole MEP in Scotland, David Coburn, said the policies "do not reflect official party policy".
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