A poster campaign unveiled by Nigel Farage has been denounced by politicians and charities for “scapegoating” migrants to boost the case for leaving the EU.
The poster features an image of a column of migrants walking through a field with the message “breaking point”. The image is believed to depict migrants from the Middle East including refugees, and its use was labelled “disgusting” by Nicola Sturgeon. READ MORE: EU referendum poll: Leave takes six point lead
Pauline Diamond Salim, a campaign officer at the Scottish Refugee Council said the poster was “very upsetting”, adding: “This is a picture of men, women and children in desperate circumstances. It takes a very hard heart not to imagine the fear and anguish they must be experiencing.”
“We deplore the scapegoating of refugees and the exploitation of anyone’s suffering for political ends.”