The former Ukip leader challenged the assertions of Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan that Britain stands united in the face of the London terror attack, insisting that the people in fact want “answers” about what they are going to do.
Nigel Farage said that the attack bolstered President Donald Trump’s case for tougher vetting of migrants from some Muslim nations, claiming that countries which open their door to immigration from the Middle East are “inviting in terrorism”.
Speaking on US TV network Fox News, the Ukip MEP said: “The idea that this whole country is united, which is what we are hearing from our leaders, I’m not sure is true.
Nigel Farage has said the London terror attack was because of ‘failed multicuralism’
The problem with multiculturalism is that it leads to divided communities
“I think the British people want some answers from our leaders as to what they are now going to do.”
And he added: “I do actually think that the moment has come for us to actually point the blame. What these politicians have done in the space of just 15 years may well affect the way we live in this country over the next 100 years.”
Discussing the causes of Wednesday’s attack with presenter Sean Hannity, Mr Farage – himself a commentator on the channel – said: “We’ve made some terrible mistakes in this country, and it really started with the election of Tony Blair back in 1997, who said he wanted to build a multicultural Britain.
A man ploughed through the crowd on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a policeman
PC Keith Palmer was killed during the London terror attack
“His government even said they sent out search parties to find immigrants from all over the world to come into Britain. Do you know what? I don’t think we vetted a single one of them.
“The problem with multiculturalism is that it leads to divided communities. It’s quite different to multi-racialism. That’s fine, that can work very happily and extremely well. But we’ve finished up with very divided communities.
“I’m sorry to say that we have now a fifth column living inside these European countries. Surely an American audience seeing this horrendous thing happening in Westminster should start to say to itself that when Donald Trump tries to put in place vetting measures, he is doing it to protect your country.
“Frankly, all those people out protesting in Fifth Avenue in New York and elsewhere need to have a good, long hard think about what they are doing.
“Frankly, if you open your door to uncontrolled immigration from Middle Eastern countries, you are inviting in terrorism.”