LONDON (AFP): A former British DJ withdrew a song he released in honour of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) sung in a mock Caribbean accent, following a wave of criticism. The ‘UKIP Calypso’ song by former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read had risen to number one on the Amazon download rankings, but sparked accusations that it was racist. ‘I’m so sorry that the song unintentionally caused offence. I’ve asked the record company to withdraw the single immediately,’ said Read, a prominent UKIP supporter. He had defended the track after its release this week, particularly his use of a fake accent, saying ‘you can’t sing a calypso in a Surrey accent’ — a county in southeast England.