Glasgow stabbings: Nigel Farage accused of stirring up ‘concern and hatred’ after blaming assault on ‘unlawful immigrants’

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Glasgow stabbings: Nigel Farage accused of stirring up 'fear and hatred' after blaming attack on 'illegal immigrants'


Glaswegian politicians have hit again at Nigel Farage after the right-wing commentator stated Friday’s knife assault confirmed the hazard of “unlawful immigrants”.

The previous UKIP and Brexit Get together MEP tweeted: “Horrible tragedy in a Glasgow lodge housing unlawful immigrants. Everywhere in the UK, accommodations are filling up with younger males who’re coming throughout the Channel day-after-day.

“It’s a large danger to our wellbeing — but the federal government does nothing.”

Nevertheless, in actuality the Park Inn lodge the place six folks together with a police officer have been stabbed has been housing asylum seekers and refugees, who’ve a authorized proper to be within the nation whereas their claims are thought of, not unlawful immigrants.

The House Workplace moved a whole bunch of asylum seekers and refugees into accommodations initially of the coronavirus lockdown in an effort to suppress the unfold of the virus.

Anas Sarwar, a Labour MSP for Glasgow, replied to Mr Farage on Twitter, saying: “Severely Mr Farage. Don’t use a tragedy in our metropolis to unfold your concern and hatred.

“Glasgow has seen your type earlier than and all the time despatched a united message- ‘get yerself tae f…!’”

One other Labour MSP for Glasgow, Pauline McNeill, additionally accused the English Brexiteer of exploiting the tragedy for political functions.

“This has made me very indignant, they’re a few of the most determined people […] making an attempt to outlive in accommodations throughout COVID have been looking for asylum,” she replied on Twitter.

“They don’t need to be in these accommodations within the first place. Don’t you dare use our Metropolis to unfold your hatred.”

A Glasgow Metropolis councillor, Eva Murray, additionally joined the backlash on-line: “Away again below your rock Nigel & take your far-right bs with you! Refugees & Asylum Seekers will all the time be welcome in our metropolis, in contrast to you.”

Earlier she has tweeted how seeing folks utilizing the stabbing to “spew their vile racist rhetoric makes me sick”.

Scottish Nationwide Get together councillor Alan Casey quoted Mr Farage’s tweet and easily added: “That is completely disgusting.”

Police Scotland have confirmed they don’t seem to be treating the assault on the lodge as a terrorist incident and the one suspect concerned was shot useless on the scene by armed officers.

Humza Yousef, the SNP Justice Minister and MSP in Glasgow, stated that the far-right was making an attempt to capitalise on something to whip up anger and concern.

“The incident in Glasgow isn’t being handled by Police as terrorism. Depressingly but predictably some are utilizing horrific incident to additional their far-right agenda. Glasgow gained’t stand on your divisive hatred, so don’t even strive it.”

Since leaving the European Parliament when the UK lastly give up the EU in January, Mr Farage has recurrently re-emerged to make assaults on asylum seekers and migrants.

In June he repeatedly tweeted about alleged unlawful immigrants touchdown on the south coast, describing them as “on the run throughout Kent”, “overwhelming”, and “getting ready for an invasion”.

In Might he claimed he had been visited by cops and warned to not breach the Covid-19 lockdown after he made at the least two journeys to the coast to “report” on the so-called “unlawful migrant scandal”.

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