Nigel Farage is facing some difficult questions this afternoon.
General Election hopeful Nigel Farage, head of Britain’s UKIP party, has found himself embroiled in the recent Paris metro incident after the release of a photography today.
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The picture purports to show Farage sharing a beer with 20-year-old Josh Parsons – one of the people who has been identified as potentially participating in the racist attack on Tuesday night.
The Instagram picture, which is accompanied by the caption “UKIP BOYS! What a geezer”, was posted on Josh’s social media account earlier this year. It is a PR disaster for Farage, who has faced constant accusations that his party harbours fascist beliefs and acts as a political safe-haven for racists, extreme nationalists, and other assorted people with radical views.
UKIP quickly jumped to the defence of their leader, saying they “have no idea who [Parsons] is”, adding that the photo was taken “in a chance meeting outside a London pub”.
Elsewhere in the case, victim Souleymane has called for those responsible to face jail time, and French prosecutors have launched a criminal enquiry for ‘voluntary racial violence on public transport’.