Brexit Party MEPs have apologised to their racists after accidentally turning to face Mecca as the European Parliament returned.

“It was an honest mistake and it won’t happen again.” Part time alcoholic and full time chain smoker Nigel Farage told The Rochdale Herald.

“We had no idea which we way we were supposed to be pointing if I’m honest. We all commented that the room looked a bit smaller than last year and the seats were less comfortable.”

“Turns out we were just all pointing the wrong way. It’s just unfortunate that we were pointing at Mecca. It was nothing Muslamic or anything. It was just a coincidence.”

Photographers who captured the event have been praised for capturing Ann Widdicombe’s best side, which, as it turns out, is from behind, from quite far away.

Fact checked by Snopes; Plagiarised by Andrew Neil; Nancy Sinatra's favourite Rochdale satirist; sued by Chris Froome and winner of the 1922 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.* *Not all of these necessarily true.