19 Jan 2014

Storms God's punishment - UK MP

7:09 am on 19 January 2014

A councillor belonging to an anti-European party in Britain has blamed recent storms and floods on the British government's decision to legalise gay marriage.

David Silvester of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), claimed he had warned the Prime Minister, David Cameron that the legislation would result in disasters.

He said the country had been "beset by storms" since the passage of the new law on gay marriage because Mr Cameron had acted "arrogantly against the Gospel".

UKIP said Mr Silvester's views were "not the party's belief" but defended his right to state his opinions.