Peter Tatchell rips into Nigel Farage for 'low blow' in row with Jo Cox's husband

'Accusing Brendan Cox of supporting extremism is a low blow from Nigel Farage', says Peter Tatchell - unfinished

Nigel Farage

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nigel Farage's attack on Jo Cox's husband Brendan was a "low blow" according to human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

Farage referred to anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate, backed by Brendan Cox, as “extremists" after Cox attacked the former UKIP leader's criticism of Angela Merkel in light of the Berlin attack.

Tatchell pointed out to Sam Delaney that Hope Not Hate is actually a counter-extremist group, and suggested that UKIP now gets a disproportionate amount of publicity - whereas other fringe groups, such as the Greens, have historically been overlooked by the media.

talkSPORT's Andy Dawson also talked to Sam, and said “there’s no attempt whatsoever in the mainstream media to take Farage to task.

“He’s continually allowed airtime to spout his couched extremist messages. He’s a more palatable version of the BNP."

Listen to the full interview above