It’s barely been a week since the murderer of Jo Cox was jailed, and yet UKIP leaders haven’t thought about their own incendiary rhetoric.
Regular Political Scrapbook readers may remember that six months ago, Nigel Farage predicted violence if anti-EU voices ‘were not heard’.
A few weeks later Thomas Mair murdered the Labour MP Jox.
There wasn’t a direct connection, but Mair was clearly influenced by the incendiary rhetoric on the Right. And he came after Jo Cox for her pro-Remain and pro-immigrant views.
You would hope UKIP had become more responsible with their talk since the murder.
But clearly not.
Today, moments after he was elected the new leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall told BBC Daily Politics:
We are now going to look forwards [after a summer of infighting] and not backwards.
And just think, under my leadership, with a united UKIP, I wouldn’t want to be Labour and Conservative MPs.
Because I’ll tell you what, if you’re a Remainer, and it doesn’t matter what colour you are, we are coming after you.
Have UKIP learnt nothing from this summer?