Nigel Farage has followed Donald Trump in suggesting Sweden is the “rape capital” of Europe because of its liberal immigration policies – despite the claim already having been widely debunked.
The former Ukip leader defended Trump’s remarks about Sweden by saying: “Malmo in Sweden is the rape capital of Europe due to EU migrant policies. Anyone who says there isn’t a problem is lying to you.”
His remarks came after his political ally Donald Trump, speaking to supporters at a rally in Florida, listed a series of known European terror attacks before adding: “Look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.”
This baffled the world, because no-one else was aware of any terrorist attack happening anywhere in Sweden on Friday night – although one Swedish tabloid helpfully listed some things that really had happened in the country that night, like an avalanche warning and police chasing a drunken driver.
Mr Trump eventually said he had been …