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Tuesday 20 December 2016

Nigel Farage - Say Sorry

I think there are Remain camp supporters out there who are using this to try and give the impression that this isolated horrific incident is somehow linked to the arguments that have been made by myself … in this campaign, and frankly that is wrong”. So said Nigel “Thirsty” Farage during an interview on LBC radio in the aftermath of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. Farage was once again playing the victim. And he’s still at it.
Squeaky unhinged bigotry finger up the bum time

This morning, in the wake of an incident yesterday evening in Berlin, where a lorry was driven into a Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz - it’s at the eastern end of the Kurfürstendamm in what used to be West Berlin, the area by the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church - with the loss of at least twelve lives, Mr Thirsty once again fetched up on LBC, ostensibly to kick Angela Merkel for the incident.
But the best-laid plans, and all that: after, as the Telegraph’s Asa Benn noted, Farage delivered his predictable “People like Mrs Merkel ought to take responsibility for what has happened” (think she has already, Nige), Mr Thirsty was challenged over the rather different response to the incident by Jo Cox’s widower Brendan.
Echoing John F Kennedy’s gesture of solidarity with the people of Berlin - “Ich bin ein Berliner” - Cox continued “Far right & Islamist extremists share same hate driven psychology, intolerance towards difference & tendency to violence. We must defeat both”. Farage would have had no problem with the “Islamist” bit, but casting the net that little bit wider, and including him and his pals, was right out.
Farage could have merely said that he did not agree with Cox’s definition of those sharing a hate driven ideology, and left it there. But then the real Farage - the bellicose, smearing, dishonest, rabble-rousing and yes, hate filed Farage - won out and he went after Cox with the smearing iron brandished. Deflecting with no subtlety at all, he whined “He would know more about extremists than me, wouldn't he?
Why should Brendan Cox, someone who has dedicated himself to opposing extremism, “know more about extremists” that Mr Thirsty? Ah well. It was, according to The Great Man, because he supported Hope Not Hate. This is an anti-extremist organisation, as its name suggests, but in the looking glass world of Nigel Farage, it is itself extreme. Farage went as far as to claim that Hope Not Hate pursues “violent and undemocratic means”, which is both a malicious smear and approximately 1000% wrong.
Justifying his distinctly off-colour excursion, Farage pleaded, as Benn has observed, that Cox “‘continues to be active in the political arena’, Farage says, & he can't avoid responding ‘given organisations he supports’”. Can’t avoid being an insensitive and tactless victim-playing bigot, more like. Some observers had by now had enough: Graham Linehan responded to Farage blustering “Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise. Events like these will be the Merkel legacy” by simply asking “Is the death of Jo Cox your legacy?

Farage, after all, was the one who callously ignored Jo Cox’s death in the aftermath of the referendum result, by telling anyone who would listen that he had achieved his objective without a shot being fired. Nigel Farage, you’re an absolute shower. Say sorry.


Unknown said...

Farage now has no purpose, except to draw his £80K stipend from his hated EU until his term finally runs out.
Seven times dismissed as a candidate in British elections, all he can do is scrounge around for some sort of job (big fail so far) while keeping himself in the news by hate speech of one sort or another. Its all he has. Please media, ignore him or you are complicit.

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

'Say sorry'? Why would anything this little twat ever said carry any kind of sincerity or meaning? He was a Nazi little bastard at school
and nothing much has changed.
BBC (and LBC) why do you continue giving this pin-stripe fascist airtime?

Frankie D. said...

"This morning, on LBC radio, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage launched an outrageous attack on us, on Brendan Cox, husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, and by association on everyone who believes in HOPE not hate. Our lawyer has just sent Farage a letter demanding he retracts and publicly apologises or we will begin legal proceedings against him."

SteveB said...

"Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise." Especially if you had been hoping for it??? Still, nice that Nige can bring Europe to the front of his mind after all this time with Trump.

The news from Berlin may be moving in a direction that doesn't suit Nige's strategy. The police are back peddling at quite a pace and are saying the Pakistani they arrested denies any link and, more importantly, they themselves aren't sure that he was they driver. Which is in line with what the Minister responsible for Berlin policing said live on TV at 21:15 GMT last night, when he said it could have been anything from accident to terrorism (that's 45 minutes before Hugh Edwards read out a BBC headline saying it was terrorism with no mention of the Minister). And last night there were claims that a "co driver" had been killed in the crash, now it seems that the dead person in the cab had been shot earlier. Which would fit with last nights "reports" that the Polish driver had been murdered in a hijacking - except that his boss (cousin) and wife don't appear to have been informed of that and are still trying to find him.

So the only real facts beyond the crash and deaths at the moment are that Berlin police don't know much. And the rest of the world knows less.

PS - although the Ankara attack is still getting a small amount of TV news time, yesterdays Zurich mosque shooting has dropped off the bottom. Anything to do with the fact that the gunman has been found (dead) and identifed as a Swiss national already wanted for another murder? It seems that "Madman with gun NOT Muslim" is not a headline that fits agendas.

Alan Clifford said...

Odd how he keeps popping up politically after saying, "I want my life back."

Two things here:

1. Why does mainstream media keep giving the Nazi conman house room?

2. Who does softshite Farage think he's fooling? (Apart from Sun and Heil prolefeed "readers" that is).

SteveB said...

Berlin police now say suspect has been released as there is no evidence to link him. Which also means there is no evidence to link Merkel's policies. So no evidence to support Farage's original comments.

Anonymous said...

I for one am sick of my licence money being paid over to this goon and his bedfellow MacKenzie who was his usual vile self on Daily Politics today.

Lots of ranting and bad mouthing people who don't fit inside the world he would like to inhabit, which he has yet to realise can only ever exist in his screwed up head.

Anonymous said...

"…the bellicose, smearing, dishonest, rabble-rousing, hate filed Farage…"
Yup, we all filed him under "Hate" a long time ago.