Nigel Farage is being investigated by media watchdog Ofcom after claiming a Swedish city is the “rape capital of Europe” because of immigration.

The UKIP leader made the statement during his LBC Radio phone-in show on February 20 while defending similar comments made by Donald Trump. Farage said:

“Sweden has taken in more young male migrants than any other country in Europe and there has been a dramatic rise in sexual crime in Sweden. 

“So much so, that Malmo is now the rape capital of Europe, and some argue that perhaps it is the rape capital of the world.

“And there is a Swedish media who frankly just don’t report it. And if any of those comments by me on Sweden have enraged any of you then please feel free to call in.” 

During a rally the night before the LBC show, Trump had told his supporters that they only had to “look at what’s happening last night in Sweden” to see that there was a link between immigration and terror attacks in Europe.

After being widely mocked with the #lastnightinSweden hashtag on Twitter, Trump clarified he had been referencing a Fox News story about rape:

The Swedish Government hit back later that week with and English-language fact check that dispels their claims.

And enraged listener’s to Farage’s show did pick-up the phone, just to Ofcom rather than him.

Now a spokesman for the watchdog has confirmed: “We are investigating whether comments made in this programme were materially misleading.”

I think we could save them the time…

  1. Farage, a friend of Donald Trump visits Julian Assange in his embassy bolt hole. Assange released hacked Democratic Party Campaign details that immensely helped Trump win the Presidential election which were provided to him by Russia. Now we find he makes allegations about immigrants in Sweden to help his mate out in the White House. Just link up the dots.
    A right wing conspiracy?.They are working together to undermine democracy with their racist lies and slurs.

  2. A. Robot (Mrs) says:

    Farage: ‘My best friend, possibly the best-known serial liar the world has ever known, saw something on a tv channel with a reputation as the most biased mainstream channel in the developed world, and passed it on to me in his usual monosyllabic, repetitive and mendacious manner. I was pissed as usual but anyway, here it is and it’s 100% accurate, believe me.’

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