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Nigel Farage’s anti-EU poster depicting migrants resembles Nazi propaganda

Ukip’s lowest point in its campaign for Brexit.

Nigel Farage unveiled Ukip’s anti-EU campaign poster. And it resembles Nazi propaganda.

Here it is:


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And here are some stills of a Nazi propaganda video, shown in the first episode of a six-part BBC documentary from 2005 currently on Netflix called Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution:

Other keen-eyed people online have noticed further problems with the poster – aside from, y’know, its FASCIST overtones.

For example, a man who appears to be white has been conveniently blocked by the strapline:

And your mole can’t help thinking that Ukip, aside from being morally repugnant, is just pretty rubbish at its job. Fear tactics are supposed to be its forte, but it couldn’t even find a “scary” photo of desperate refugees; there’s a crying child in the picture:

Incompetence and racism. The two worst traits in a political party that Britain will hopefully decide is on the wrong side of the argument.

I'm a mole, innit.

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Donald Trump tweets he is “saddened” – but not about the earthquake in Mexico

Barack Obama and Jeremy Corbyn sent messages of sympathy to Mexico. 

A devastating earthquake in Mexico has killed at least 217 people, with rescue efforts still going on. School children are among the dead.

Around the world, politicians have been quick to offer their sympathy, not least Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose wife hails from Mexico. He tweeted: "My thoughts are with all those affected by today's earthquake in Mexico. Pensando en todos los afectados por el terremoto en México hoy" in the early hours of the morning, UK time.

Barack Obama may no longer be an elected politician, but he too offered a heartfelt message to those suffering, and like Corbyn, he wrote some of it in Spanish. "Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos," he tweeted. 

But what about the man now installed in the White House, Donald Trump? The Wall Builder-in-Chief was not idle on Tuesday night - in fact, he shared a message to the world via Twitter an hour after Obama. He too was "saddened" by what he had heard on Tuesday evening, news that he dubbed "the worst ever".

Yes, that's right. The Emmys viewing figures.

"I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever," he tweeted. "Smartest people of them all are the "DEPLORABLES."

No doubt Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto will get round to offering the United States his commiserations soon. 

I'm a mole, innit.