Nigel Farage to go VEGAN: GB News star reaches shocking agreement with Peta campaigner

Nigel Farage to go VEGAN: GB News star reaches shocking agreement with Peta campaigner

Nigel Farage will try veganism

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 20/12/2023

- 21:11

Updated: 20/12/2023

- 21:20

A new UN report called on people to cut down their meat habits

GB News star Nigel Farage will go vegan for one meal as he bids to learn more about the lifestyle.

The arrangement came about during a discussion with Peta campaigner Margarita Sachkova, who invited Nigel out for a vegan lunch.

She joined Farage on GB News to discuss a new United Nations (UN) report calling on people to halve their meat consumption.

The pair traded verbal blows about whether eating meat is affecting climate change.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage will be trying a range of vegan foods


Sachkova argued our biodiversity is at “risk” as a result of meat and dairy consumption, adding the UN report doesn’t’ go far enough.

She went on to suggest Farage ditches bacon and milk for plant based alternatives, which the GB News star branded “horrible”.


Margarita Sachkova and Nigel Farage

Margarita Sachkova invited Farage for a vegan lunch


Sachkova hit back by suggesting Nigel joins her for a meal, claiming she would be able to showcase the best vegan cuisine.

“You’ve just never tried good stuff probably”, she said.

“Let me take you to lunch to this fantastic Soho vegan restaurant. I guarantee you will have a change of heart.”

Farage admitted he has “never been taken” to a vegan lunch, adding he may “take up” Margarita on her offer.

As the discussion progressed, Farage brought up the invitation once more.

The former Brexit Party leader admitted to finding some forms of farming “repulsive” as he found common ground with his debating partner.

“I don’t think if you look after animals properly, it’s cruel. Intensive farming, some of it I find repulsive, I genuinely do”, he said.

“Probably, eating a little bit less meat is a healthy thing to do. But I want milk in my tea. I’m never going to change my point of view on that.

“But I tell you what I will do, I will take up your offer of a vegan lunch. I will do it. I never thought I would do it. I have just agreed live on air to go for a vegan meal.

“We will do it in the first few weeks of the year, and I will come back to say how the experience was.

“I don’t break my word.”

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