LBC caller Anthony said: “He [Hitler] wasn’t popular at first as you know and we know what happened with the German economy.”
In response the MEP said: “Hang on a sec, I’ve listened very carefully to all the points you’ve made, but when you start talking about Hitler then I think you’re over-egging the pudding.
“You say that I am controversial. I am not sure I am that controversial. All I have ever said is we should govern our own country, make our own laws, control our own borders and re-engage with countries around the world.
Nigel Farage angrily hit back at a caller who likened him to Hitler
“Fascinatingly Anthony, virtually everything I’ve been saying for 20 years is now being said by the Prime Minister.”
Theresa May has made clear she will push for a ‘hard’ Brexit where Britain leaves the single market in order to regain tighter controls over immigration.
Speaking on his LBC show, Mr Farage also laid the blame for a potential EU fine at Germany’s door.
Britain has been given a final warning by the European Commission for repeated breaches of legal limits over air quality in certain parts of the UK.
The waring was issued for persistent breaches of nitrogen dioxide in 16 areas – including London, Glasgow and Birmingham.
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But Mr Farage said it was continental winds that were blowing in the pollutants.
He said: ““This has been rumbling on since 2010, and to be fair it is not just the UK that they are threatening.
“But we are facing the possibility of a £300 million fine because the air quality in our cities isn’t good enough.
“Funny isn’t it, we get a south-easterly wind and all the pollution from Germany comes to British cities and were told it’s our fault.
“I suggest we leave quickly and we don’t pay the £300 million fine.”
A spokesman for the environment commissioner, Karmenu Vella, described the action from Brussels as “a warning that we send to member states asking [them] to comply, to take measures to fight this poor air quality that provokes respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. It is an important factor on the health of citizens”.
“We ask the UK, as the other four member states, to take appropriate measures to fight this type of air pollution and we hope they comply,” he added.