After brave police officers fought off terrorists in London – in some cases with their bare hands – they were universally hailed as heroes:

Well, not quite universally.

Because when it comes to fighting terrorists, Nigel Farage’s team and UKIP supporters seem to think our heroic police are an “embarrassment” to the country.

Farage’s head of communications is someone called Dan Jukes.

Jukes sarcastically tweeted yesterday that British police are no match for terrorists after officers were seen dancing at a Manchester parade:

And when Farage supporters crawled out of the social media woodwork to call British police officers an “embarrassment” – Farage’s hand-picked communications director agreed:

Dear Farage and co. I’ve got news for you.

Our police might be able to dance. But that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be able to boogie on over to the most brutal looking terrorist or criminal and put them in their place at the drop of hat if called on to do so.

Mind you, from his profile picture, armchair warrior Jukes doesn’t look like he’d be much use at the sharp end of a terrorist attack.

Cowering in a corner more like: