The archbishop of Canterbury has accused Ukip leader Nigel Farage of racism and agreed with the pope's suggestion that Donald Trump is not a Christian.

Justin Welby told MPs in the home affairs select committee that he "utterly condemned" comments made by Farage at the weekend that sexual assaults by migrants were the "nuclear bomb" of the EU referendum.

The archbishop said Farage was guilty of "inexcusable pandering to people's worries and prejudices, that is giving legitimisation to racism". The Ukip leader was "accentuating [people's] fear for political gain and that is absolutely unacceptable", he added.

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