In 2009, the UK Conservative Party left the mainstream right-of-centre grouping in Europe the European People’s Party to join with a grouping of far-right extremists called the European Conservatives and Reformists.

The Tories’ main allies in the grouping include the party of the present Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo – who today came under fire for defending her party’s anti-immigration stance by bizarrely PRAISING the Auschwitz murder camp where an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered by the Nazis.

Szydlo tweeted: “In today’s restless times, Auschwitz is a great lesson showing that everything must be done to protect the safety and life of our citizens”.

The tweet comes after the EU criticised Poland for not taking in its quota of refugee families and children fleeing from the Syria conflict.

Unsurprisingly, Szydlo has since deleted the tweet.

Imagine if a Jeremy Corbyn ally had said that …