Twitter fury as Nigel Farage attacks Angela Merkel and Jo Cox's husband over Berlin attack

Twitter fury as Nigel Farage attacks Angela Merkel and Brendan Cox in the wake of Berlin attack

Nigel Farage

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nigel Farage has found himself in the middle of a firestorm today in the wake of the truck attack on the market in Berlin.

The former UKIP has sparked fury by tweeting that the Berlin market attack would be "Merkel's legacy", with many suggesting he was exploiting a tragedy to make a cheap political point.

When the widower of Jo Cox, Brendan, called him out on Twitter, Farage then alleged that he supported extremism because he backed Hope Not Hate - an organisation set up in the wake of Cox's death.

Twitter has reacted with fury to Farage's dual comments - see them below: