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Nigel Farage accused of 'age-old racist' claim in linking migrants to sexual assault | Politics | The Guardian


Nigel Farage accused of 'age-old racist' claim in linking migrants to sexual assault | Politics | The Guardian: Warsi, a Tory peer and former party chairman, shares the Ukip leader’s desire for Britain to leave the EU, but has hit out at his latest comments over the weekend, writing to claim that he has plumbed to new depths and crossed the “line of civilised discourse”.

The Ukip leader triggered controversy by claiming there were “very big cultural issues” that could mean women in the UK could be endangered. “The nuclear bomb this time would be about Cologne,” he said, referring to mass sexual attacks that were alleged to take place in Germany last new year’s eve.

Warsi, Lawrence and Chakrabarti hit back, claiming the comments took Farage to a “new low”.

“Spreading fear in this way is an age-old racist tool designed to stoke division about the latest group of immigrants arriving in Britain,” they wrote, arguing that the reference to a bomb suggested an indiscriminate act with scant regard for the impact on race relations.

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