Nigel Farage blames Germany for air pollution in UK cities

(The Independent, 16 Feb 2017) Ukip leader's bizarre claim follows 'final warning' by European Commission.

Nigel Farage has blamed Germany for creating the air pollution that is blighting British cities.

The accusation comes after the European Commission sent a "final warning" to the UK for repeated breaches of legal limits in parts of the country.

The warning was issued for persistent breaches of levels of nitrogen dioxide, which comes from sources including traffic, particularly diesel engines, in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow.

The Independent, 16 Feb 2017: Nigel Farage blames Germany for air pollution in UK cities