Nigel Farage Slams Met Police Chief Over Boris Burka Intervention

9 August 2018, 20:12 | Updated: 9 August 2018, 20:27

Nigel Farage has slammed Britain’s most senior police officer after she asked experts to look into whether Boris Johnson’s burka comments constituted a hate crime.

Cressida Dick said after speaking to “experienced officers who deal with hate crime” the former foreign secretary had not “reached the bar for a criminal offence”.

The Met Commissioner added “many people” found the comparison between “letterboxes” and Muslim women in burkas “offensive”.

Nigel Farage accused Cressida Dick of being "overtly political"
Nigel Farage accused Cressida Dick of being "overtly political". Picture: LBC/PA

But she was accused of being “overtly political” by Nigel.

Speaking on LBC he thundered: “Is it her job to give an opinion?

“Doesn't she know herself as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner what constitutes a hate crime and what does not?

“And why did she have to refer to her colleagues on this issue given that no complaints have been received?

“I have to say I see her intervention today, her answers today, I think they are overtly political.”