UKIP leader Nigel Farage has attacked a ‘risible’ parody Android app which depicts him jacking immigrants off the White Cliffs of Dover, claiming that the student project had ‘crossed a line’.
Developed by sixth formers working under the guise of FonGames at Canterbury Academy the Ukik depicts a suited character named Nicholas Fromage booting stereotypical characters into the Channel.
In a disclaimer Fon Games said: “The purpose of this game is to highlight the importance of a diverse culture for our great nation as well as make a mockery of extremist views.”
School principal Phil Karnavas commented: “Never has a British political party offered themselves so easily to satire.
“It’s a bit rich, bearing in mind some of the things the members of Ukip have said, for their leader to say they have crossed the line.
“Mr Farage can’t have it both ways. He cannot expect young people to engage in politics and then criticise what they say when they do.”
Criticising use of the term ‘racism’ within the app Farage said: “Those elements are risible and in many ways pathetic. I think I’m quite well known for having a sense of humour.
“I’m a public figure and of course people are going to have views. But elements of this game appear to cross the line.”