UKIP leader Nigel Farage was quick to seize the moral high ground in denouncing Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy, after Mr Napolitano unwisely compared eurosceptic opponents of the Constitutional Treaty to terrorists at a weekend press conference. Farage stated that "these comments are appalling and show clearly why we should not be in a political union with them".
However, Nigel seems to have suffered a fit of amnesia. In 2005, after a letter bomb was sent to Gary Titley, the leader of the Labour MEPs, Nigel merely stated that this was the "price of forcing a political ideal on people" adding that if the EU did not "listen to the people" more violence could follow. Or perhaps this was a different Nigel Farage?