Nigel Farage is worried that UKIP might be turning a bit racist and these 11 burns are going to need ointment

Yesterday, UKIP leader Gerard Batten proudly announced that their new Special Advisor for Rape Gangs and Prison Reform would be – pause for fanfare – Tommy Robinson, or Stephen Yaxley-Lennon if you prefer people to use their real names. The announcement was met with contempt on the internet.

Even former UKIP leader and architect of Brexit, Nigel Farage wasn’t happy, suggesting that allowing Tommy Robinson a platform might give UKIP a reputation for being far-right.

The sheer hypocrisy didn’t escape Twitter’s notice, as these 11 comments show.

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11. The Mirror subtly pointed out the irony with its choice of image.

However much Nigel Farage dislikes Tommy Robinson, the combination of the two was just a little too much for some.