UKIP MEP David Coburn just compared Nigel Farage to Winston Churchill
A likeness Nigel Farage might appreciate, he has been compared to World War II Prime Minister by UKIP MEP David Coburn.
Coburn, who monumentally failed in the constituency of Falkirk at last week’s election – losing his deposit and coming behind the SNP, Labour and even the Conservatives, made the comment about his party leader on Twitter.
The UKIP MEP for Scotland tweeted to say: “Nigel Farage is the greatest man this country has produced since Churchill Enough said UKIP.”
Nigel Farage is the greatest man this country has produced since Churchill Enough said UKIP
— David Coburn MEP (@DavidCoburnUKip) May 14, 2015
Predictably his tweet was met with mockery and criticism. Some asked if he was the “greatest man”, why he failed to get elected in Thanet South last week.
Coburn is UKIP’s most senior openly gay politician, who has repeatedly caused controversy with offensive remarks, lost out to the SNP’s John McNally, who picked up the seat from former Labour politician Eric Joyce.
Mr Coburn rarely holds back while discussing political rivals – previously branding Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson a “fat lesbian”, branding Ed Miliband an a***hole” and comparing then-SNP leader Alex Salmond to dictator Robert Mugabe.
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