A UKIP Parliamentary candidate has said he does not regret quoting Adolf Hitler at a hustings event.
Kim Rose, Southampton Itchen candidate used the a passage from Hitler’s autobiography in order to highlight an “undemocratic” EU.
He said he saw Europe as “turning into exactly what Hitler wanted in 1942” in the current way it is being run.
Mr Rose quoted the Nazi leader at the election event which was held at Southampton’s Asda superstore.
He was previously called in for police questioning after he provided free sausage rolls at a campaign event, allegedly trying to influence voters.
The Electoral Commission rules state that candidates cannot provide food and entertainment to “corruptly influence” votes.
The passage read: “The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions.
“In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”
After reading this, Mr Rose disclosed that the party were pushing for an EU referendum.
He said: “I gave my quotation of Adolf Hitler to prove my point: that the EU is undemocratic.
“We can’t vote for a new lot of people in there if we’re not happy with the way they’re running it.”