Nigel Farage ‘likens SNP to Nazis’ in US speech

Nigel Farage appeared to liken the SNP to the Nazis during his speech in Washington DC. Picture: Getty

Nigel Farage appeared to liken the SNP to the Nazis during his speech in Washington DC. Picture: Getty

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NIGEL Farage hit out at the SNP and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during a speech in the US, appearing to liken the Nationalists to the Nazis.

Mr Farage took aim at the SNP and Ms Sturgeon during a speech at conservative thinktank the Heritage Foundation, in which he focused mainly on immigration and Britain leaving the EU.

Nigel Farage described Nicola Sturgeon as 'that ghastly woman north of Hadrian's Wall'. Picture: PA

Nigel Farage described Nicola Sturgeon as 'that ghastly woman north of Hadrian's Wall'. Picture: PA

The Ukip leader - who described himself as an ‘updated Henry VIII’ when asked if he saw himself as a ‘British Donald Trump’ - made the comments during a session at conservative thinktank the Heritage Foundation, in Washington DC.

Mr Farage described First Minister Ms Sturgeon as ‘that ghastly woman north of Hadrian’s Wall’, while also describing the SNP as ‘a party who are nationalists and socialists at the same time’.

He later repeated the term, adding: “I couldn’t resist it.”

The Guardian also reported Mr Farage as telling the Heritage Foundation: “I do think some of the things [Donald Trump] has picked up on in the last few weeks are very similar to the kind of things we’ve picked up on in British politics – the feeling that there is a centralised bureaucracy in Washington, maybe not connecting with some of the concerns of ordinary people.”

Mr Farage’s speech came in the wake of controversial comments made by Mr Trump in which the tycoon suggested that immigrants from Mexico were ‘bringing crime and drugs’ to the United States,.

Mr Trump said at the campaign launch of his bid to be selected as Republican presidential candidate: “[Mexico] are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us.

“They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and their rapists.”

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