He has denied climate change, suggested that some women “share a part of the responsibility” if they are raped and compared homophobia to disliking Earl Grey tea.
But now Roger Helmer has made what could be his most outrageous statement yet.
Following the death of several migrants at the French port of Calais, the Ukip MEP tweeted:
Many were quick to suggest that they believed the backward-looking opinion simply fitted in with Ukip’s overall outlook…
Others simply pointed out the historical issues with Helmer’s tweet…
Some also questioned if Helmer was simply advocating an out-and-out war with France: