UKIP has been ridiculed for circulating a pamphlet containing numerous errors, including the misspelling of Britain.

Circulated throughout Peterborough in the wake of MP Fiona Onasanya’s appeal against a perverting the course of justice conviction, the leaflet promised the city’s people an “opportunity to cause an upheaval in Westminster” in the event of a by-election.

However, the pamphlet’s heading read “Peterborough: Shaping Britians’ future.”


Councillor John Whitby then wrote: “We’ve been let down! As you may be aware our MP has recently been convicted of a serious criminal offence, but has now appealed against it.”

The pamphlet was spotted Chris Struthers, who posted an list alleging five errors.

He wrote: “1. Can’t spell Britain.

“2. Misplaced apostrophe.

“3. UKIP have no MPs.
“4. Could have done with with a comma in that opening sentence.

“5. Is among the first to complain that somebody is unable to use the English language.”

Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, councillor John Whitby apologised for the circulation of the leaflet.

He said: “I typed it incorrectly and it’s an embarrassment that it happened.

“A few of us misproofread [sic] it and missed two letters and a comma.

“It’s important to get right, but it’s an honest mistake. I’ll hold my hands up.”