Following yesterday’s snuggle-up between Ed Miliband and Russell Brand, Nigel Farage has met with a celebrity more in tune with Ukip’s policies and had a sit down with Alf Garnett.
“Alf is a wonderful man,” Farage told reporters after their meeting. “He’s of good white working-class stock and a true patriot. He told me that he understands what Ukip is trying to do and supports us whole-heartedly.”
On being told that Alf Garnett is famously and proudly a racist, a misogynist, an anti-Semite and homophobic, Farage was silent for a moment before breaking into a huge grin.
“He’s all of those?” Farage said. “Jackpot! I wonder if he wants to be deputy leader.”