GB News projects message onto Welsh Parliament as channel hits back at Senedd ban

GB News has projected a message onto the Welsh Parliament

GB News has projected a message onto the Welsh Parliament

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 25/10/2023

- 21:35

Updated: 26/10/2023

- 00:03

Nigel Farage was joined by Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies to discuss the Senedd's decision to ban this broadcaster

GB News has projected its logo onto the Welsh Senedd building as this channel hits back over the decision to ban the broadcaster from its internal TV system.

The channel flashed a message saying “Nigel says watch GB News” at the end of a special edition of Farage at Large in Cardiff.

During the episode in the Welsh capital, Farage blasted the Senedd after presiding officer Elin Jones announced the devolved parliament would ban this broadcaster from its screens in Cardiff Bay.

Farage, 59, said: "There are parts of Cardiff which I don't think are perhaps operating in the way they ought to be.

WATCH NOW: GB News discuss the Welsh Parliament's decision to ban GB News

"One of them is the Welsh Parliament. The speaker has decided to ban GB News from its television sets within that building.

“That kind of censorship against a legal, registered, regulated news channel just based on the really, really small-minded opinions of that woman, Elin Jones, and frankly I think is a disgrace and we are going to fight to get it overturned."

Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies joined Farage in Cardiff to discuss the Senedd's decision.

He told GB News: "In a democracy, you have to have a plurality of the media so people can choose the views that they want to buy into."

Nigel Farage joined GB News viewers in Cardiff

Nigel Farage joined GB News viewers in Cardiff


Davies added: "They don't want any dissenting voices, as they see it, or alternative voice, in their Parliament.

"It's not their Parliament, it's the people's Parliament and it's for the people to decide who sits in that Parliament.

"If people are disgusted by these acts of censorship by the presiding officer, they need to exercise their vote in 2026 and make that change happen because ultimately this is a direct assault on the news on the fourth estate that hold politicians, like me, to account."

A spokesperson for the Senedd said last week: "GB News has been removed from the Senedd’s internal television system following a recent broadcast that was deliberately offensive, demeaning to public debate and contrary to our parliament’s values.

Andrew RT DaviesWelsh Tory leader Andrew RT DaviesGETTY

"There are now several ongoing Ofcom investigations into the channel.

“The Commission will discuss the issue at a future meeting, and staff and Members who wish to view GB News will still be able to do so online in the Senedd.”

The decision was made by the Senedd Commission rather than Mark Drakeford's administration.

However, GB News remains available for staff and members in the Welsh Parliament via online streaming websites.

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