The ruling class of Britain has triumphantly seized on the fact that the African jihadi terrorist Khalid Masood was "British-born". This has been repeated ad nauseam in the press and on television. See Nick Cohen's piece in the Observer today for a typical example.
Farage publicly made a connection between the attack and immigration and for that the ruling class has rounded on him. Today he had a chance to face them down. And he bottled it.
Rather than make the obvious point that Masood was a racial alien of recent immigrant origin, and that his ancestral alienness must have been a factor in the lack of empathy he obviously felt towards the British people, Farage backed down by calling Masood "British" and trying to broaden the discussion to include other attacks committed by first-generation immigrants on continental Europe.
No one in the public sphere is willing to challenge the cornerstone of ruling class ideology, namely the insistence that peoplehood and statehood are one and the same. While Jews are allowed a distinction between Jewishness and Israeliness - between their ancestral identity and their citizenship - that distinction is denied to Europeans. And no one is willing to challenge that denial, not even semi-retired fringe figures like Farage.
To make things worse, the disgusting "Baroness" Warsi is back doing the only thing she ever did, even when she was supposed to be doing other jobs: defending Islam. Masood "was a violent Christian before he was a violent Muslim," she tells us.
The only good thing about Warsi being back is that it gives me an excuse to retell the only half decent joke I ever made up.
"Baroness" Warsi walks into a pub with a sabre-tooth tiger. The barman takes a look and says "Sorry, you can't bring that thing in here". So the sabre-tooth tiger turns to the "Baroness" and says "You wait outside while I have a quick pint, luv."