Last night, Katie Hopkins announced she would be spending the week aboard the C-Star, the ship chartered by far-right activist group ‘Defend Europe’.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) July 17, 2017
This comes as little surprise after her hateful April 2015 Sun column entitled “Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants”, describing desperate people attempting to cross the treacherous Mediterranean waters as “cockroaches”. She went on to voice a deep opposition to the NGO rescue missions that are currently being targeted by Defend Europe.
Just a couple of months ago, Hopkins doubled down on those remarks:
1800 migrants need rescuing from the Med. Two years on – and we still haven't learned. I stand by this column of 2015. pic.twitter.com/x31pkeMZXj
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) April 16, 2017
There is no doubt that Katie Hopkins will use her forthcoming online column to support and defend the life-threatening behaviour of Defend Europe, who are confirmed far-right activists.
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