Nigel Farage fumes at 'nasty' bid to shut down speech: 'Updated form of communism!'

Nigel Farage fumes at 'nasty' bid to shut down speech: 'Updated form of communism!'
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 16/04/2024

- 13:24

NIGEL Farage has said that police attempting to shut down a conference in Brussels whilst he was speaking demonstrates that “Brexit was the right thing to do”.

He was speaking at the National Conservatism Conference, where former Home Secretary Suella Braverman and other political figures were in attendance, when police arrived and gave organisers 15 minutes to halt proceedings.

Speaking on GB News, he said: “This is now the third venue after two venues cancelled and the owner of this venue is right now being threatened by the police, the police are outside the door as I speak…

“They have an order to close down this event. When more police gather, that's exactly what they'll do.

“No alternative opinion allowed. This is the updated new form of communism.

“If anything ever made me think that Brexit was the right thing to do, it’s the events here in Brussels.”

In a discussion with Tom Harwood and Emily Carver, he continued: “There is no public order threat in here whatsoever.

“From what I can see, looking now outside on the street, there are half a dozen people gathered but there is no public order threat of any kind at all.

“This is about closing down alternative opinions. This is how dangerous the ever closer union ideology of the EU is and how dangerous globalism itself is.

“It's why the democratic nation state is what we have to fight for. It's the only way forward if we want to live in liberty.”

He added: “The owner of this business, who's a Tunisian man, has been told if this conference goes ahead, they'll make sure they close his business down.

“This is concerted, it's big, it’s nasty. Actually, you know what? It's evil.”

Asked if it was cancel culture in action, Farage said: “Yes, this is cancel culture in a very, very big way.

“Often cancel culture kicks in when somebody pushes the boundaries of what might be seen to be legitimate debate.

“All these people are saying is they think the process of ever closer union in Brussels is damaging democracy in their countries and is not the right way forward, and it's that that's being closed down. It really is worth thinking about.”

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