Nigel Farage attacks 'loathsome' Merkel after desperate burka U-turn
The former Ukip leader could barely contain his anger at Mrs Merkel as he attacked her following her shock announcement she would seek to ban the full-face veil in Germany “wherever possible”.
Speaking on a US radio station the 52-year-old described Mrs Merkel as “loathsome” and once again condemned her decision to allow nearly a million migrants to enter Germany last year.
“What I find absolutely loathsome are professional career politicians like Merkel who made the worst foreign policy decision any leader in the western world has made since 1945,” he told the Sean Hannity radio show.
“By saying regardless of who you are, where you come from, without vetting you can come in unlimited numbers, we saw things…”
He then directly blamed the German Chancellor, who is one of the biggest supporters of the EU project, for the mass sex attacks which took place in Germany almost exactly a year ago.
He continued: “Let’s not forget what happened at Cologne train station on New Years Eve last year.
“If listeners don’t know this story then brace yourselves because it’s pretty shocking.
“We saw the mass open sexual assault on hundreds of women in a public place outside a German train station. Caused directly by what Mrs Merkel had done.”
A federal Criminal Police Office report confirmed that most of the attackers in the incident arrived in Germany during the European migrant crises.
Nigel Farage continued his attack on Angela Merkel, urging the German people not to forget her errors when they come to vote in the German elections next year.
He said: “Now because she wants to get reelected she’s pretending to play the tough lady and saying we should ban the burka.
“That’s a little bit like shutting the door after the horse has bolted.”
Despite coming under intense pressure from the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a populist, right-wing party which has grown in popularity since the migrant crisis, Mrs Merkel is still expected to be comfortably re-elected.
A recent survey by pollster Emnid published on Sunday showed support for the conservative bloc – the Chancellor’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union – rising by two points to 37 per cent, the highest level since January.
With her nearest rivals and current coalition partners the Social Democrat trailing by 15 points, Mrs Merkel stands to win the election next September.
But coalition building could then prove difficult, with the AfD likely to enter the national parliament for the first time.
Published at Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:19:00 +0000