It was no surprise that Nigel Farage tried to make political capital out of the attack in Berlin last night.
He tweeted this morning:
Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise. Events like these will be the Merkel legacy.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 20, 2016
Yeah, shame on Merkel for giving asylum to genuine refugees escaping a civil war and terrorism.
But the best response to Farage came from Brendan, the husband of recently murdered MP Jo Cox:
@Nigel_Farage blaming politicians for the actions of extremists? That’s a slippery slope Nigel
— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) December 20, 2016
Does Farage take responsibility for the murder of Jo Cox then?
But he did go on to LBC Radio to discuss his views, hitting back by citing his support for the anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate:
He would know more about extremists than me, wouldn’t he?
What kind of a response is that?
Farage is criticising Brendan Cox, whose wife was murdered by a white supremacist terrorist, for supporting an anti-fascist organisation https://t.co/7g7g3TOF51
— Maya Goodfellow (@MayaGoodfellow) December 20, 2016
It says a lot about Farage that he thinks supporting an anti-fascist group is a criticism