Thousands of people have donated to a campaign group trying to take Nigel Farage to court

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Earlier this week, Nigel Farage went on LBC radio and managed to successfully enrage the internet by hitting out at Brendan Cox and the campaign group HOPE not hate - and now people are donating to help the group take the former Ukip leader to court.

On the discussion of extremism in light of the recent attack in Berlin, Farage said: "Of course he would know more about extremists than me, Mr Cox - he backs organisations like HOPE not hate who masquerade as being lovely and peaceful but actually pursue violent and very undemocratic means."

The organisation didn't take those accusations lightly.

And now, true to its word, it has set up a fundraising page to gather donations for that very reason, to take Farage to court over the comments. And it seems to be working.

(Screengrab/Hope Not Hate)
(Screengrab/Hope Not Hate)

The description reads: "Yesterday morning, on LBC radio, former Ukip leader Nigel Farage launched an outrageous attack on us, on Brendan Cox, husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, and by association on everyone who believes in HOPE not hate.

"Our lawyer has just sent Farage a letter demanding he retracts and publicly apologises or we will begin legal proceedings against him. Help us take Nigel Farage to court. Please donate."

A spokeswoman for the group did not disclose the current figure, but revealed that "thousands have contributed" to the fundraising page so far.

You can check the page out here.