Channel 4 today revealed that it had invited the husband of murdered MP Jo Cox to deliver its alternative Christmas message.
The move is a bit of a slap in the face for Nigel Farage, who recently claimed Cox “would know more about extremists” because he supported the anti-racist organisation Hope Not Hate.
Hope Not Hate has threateneds to sue Farage for libelling them unless he apologises.
Channel 4 also revealed that in his alternative Christmas message Brendan Cox will partly say:
2016 has been an awful year for our family, and it’s been a divisive one for the wider world.
Just as it has become apparent that tolerance and tolerant societies are only as strong as their defenders – there is nothing inevitable about the rise of hatred.
Instead of being a turning point for the worse, 2016 could be a wake-up call that brings us back together.
Last year the message was delivered by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Farage throws another fit over this