Frankie Boyle: Nigel Farage would look like ‘a gay Dr Who’ as a Nazi

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Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle has mocked Nigel Farage’s appearance.

The two clashed over a spat between Mock the Week presenter Dara Ó Briain and right-wing comic Andrew Lawrence, leading Farage to dedicate a column in The Independent to the subject, in which he wrote: “One week I’m Hitler’s buddy, then next week the Tower of London’s Poppy Memorial is hailed as ‘Ukip-style’ attraction in the Guardian. Well – which is it? Am I pro-freedom, or anti-freedom? Am I a modern Hitler or a modern Churchill?”

Boyle suggests the answer is quite clear.

He last week branded Farage a “c**t” after the UKIP leader complained about the “liberal bias” of the BBC’s comedy panel shows.

Tweeting a Guardian blog, in which he accuses Farage of being “riddled with internal contradictions,” Boyle stated: “Well Nigel, you seem to be pro-freedom for big business and rich people, anti-freedom for immigrants, asylum seekers, gay people and other marginalised groups.

“Does that also answer the second question or shall I go on? You ask if you’re a Hitler or a Churchill. Well, your party forms pacts with rightwing Holocaust deniers.”

Boyle continued: “Far from enjoying UKIP as an easy laugh, there looms before comedians the worst of all possibilities: the opportunity to have the Nazis back without the style. Say what you like about those awful bastards, but for failed artists they had a surprising amount of flair. Put Farage in jackboots and a leather trenchcoat and he’ll just look like a gay Dr Who.”

Farage responded to Boyle’s blog quickly, tweeting: “I see Frankie Boyle completely misunderstood me. Have a laugh, sure, but persistent bias is a great shame: Thoughts?”