Following the Berlin Christmas market attack, #Nigel Farage has found himself in hot water following an exchange on Twitter with #Brendan Cox, the late Jo Cox’s husband. He faces legal actions over a tweet he sent blaming Angela Merkel for the recent devastating news that a 7-tonne lorry ploughed through a Christmas market in Berlin.
Nigel Farage said in a tweet “Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise,” he wrote. “Events like these will be the Merkel legacy.”
Hope Not Hate
The charity may choose to take legal action against Nigel Farage after he faced accusations of political smearing after Brendan Cox tweeted “blaming politicians for the actions of extremists? That's a slippery slope Nigel.” To which Farage replied on his LBC radio show “well, of course, he would know more about extremists than me, Mr Cox. He backs organisations like #Hope Not Hate, who masquerade as being lovely and peaceful, but actually pursue violent and undemocratic means.”
Despite the police admitting that they arrested the wrong suspect and they are currently searching for the culprit, Farage still places blame on Merkel’s asylum policy despite there being little evidence to suggest it was an asylum seeker. Equally though, there is no evidence to suggest it wasn’t an asylum seeker either. With little information currently known, it is best wait for the everything to come to surface before speculating over who and why they did it.