A Brexit Party MP candidate has shared a video from a far-right account with a caption claiming that multiculturalism is turning France into a “3rd world sewer”.
Adrian Myers, who’s standing for the Brexit Party in Great Yarmouth at the next general election, decided to share the far-right video on Twitter earlier today.
The video is entirely unverified – there’s no context provided about where or when it was filmed. It shows a main road in France, covered with rubbish, before cutting to a riot scene seemingly involving men of African or Middle Eastern background.
However, this clip didn’t come from BBC News or even an independent media platform. Instead, it was posted on Twitter by an anonymous far-right account called Zod. A quick scan down this page reveals that “Zod” is pretty much exclusively designed to drum up anti-immigrant, white supremacist sentiments.
For example, one post retweeted by Zod says: “Multiculturalism is a hate crime.”
Zod’s video was shared by the Twitter account Jack Nichols, who added the caption: “The French are learning what multiculturalism really means… What could have been one of the most beautiful and advanced nations on earth is turning into a 3rd world sewer.”
This whole post – the video from Zod and the caption from Nichols – was then shared by the Brexit Party PPC.
A quick search through Nichols’ Twitter account also reveals that he is a blatant Islamophobe. Just yesterday, he posted saying that “dirty thief Muslims… not only take advantage of the money that the government gives them, but also steal.”
Myers is either not bothered about platforming someone with these views, or he didn’t check before sharing their content. Either way, not the actions of someone qualified to be a Member of Parliament.