PAUL Nuttall has called for the return of the death penalty – and even said he would personally carry out the executions himself.
He added that he backed a referendum on the issue, and claimed it would see the return of the controversial policy which was scrapped in 1965.
Talking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I would like to see the death penalty for terrorists and child killers.”
Talking about the jihadis who killed solider Lee Rigby and about Moors murderer Ian Brady, the Ukip leader said: “For people who kill a [British] soldier and harm children, I would not have a problem doing it.
“I believe in capital punishment for treason. Opinion polls show the vast majority of people agree with me.”
He added: “If enough people called for a referendum on this we would be only too happy to give them one.”
Mr Nuttall is running for election in the constituency of Boston and Skegness in the June 8 General Election.