'They just simply don't like him' Howard Cox fumes at BBC for accusing Nigel Farage of 'customary inflammatory language'

'They just simply don't like him' Howard Cox fumes at BBC for accusing Nigel Farage of 'customary inflammatory language'
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 28/05/2024

- 15:49

Presenter Geeta Guru-Murthy has apologised to Nigel Farage for the remark

Reform UK spokesperson Howard Cox has been left fuming after the BBC accused Nigel Farage of "customary inflammatory language" when he appeared at a press conference in Dover.

The BBC apologised to Farage over the impartiality breach when presenter Geeta Guru-Murthy remarked as the channel cut away from the honorary Reform UK president’s press conference about migration in Dover.

The former Ukip leader was talking about Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, referring to "aggressive young males that are coming into Poland” when the news channel cut away.

The presenter then said "Nigel Farage with his customary inflammatory language there at a Reform UK press conference. He declined to stand for a seat. But we will have more on what Farage is saying, if you want to follow it more, just follow the QR code.

"Speaking about the moment to GB News, Cox said: "It's typical BBC. They can't actually rest. They just simply don't like Nigel Farage.

"They used the word customary. It is just not necessary. Let's talk about what's happening. This immigration and all the issues that are happening in this country are really impacting everyone's lives.

"The cost of living, the whole aspect regarding immigration needs to be addressed. And at the moment, the elephant in the room continues to be brushed under the carpet by Labour and the Tories."

GB News host Tom Hardwood pointed out: "Well, what the BBC might say to that, is that Nigel Farage is known as a controversial politician. He does speak in a way that perhaps some other politicians don't.

"Perhaps it's true that the language that he was quoting there from Donald Tusk, the prime minister of Poland, former EU Council president, perhaps that was inflammatory language, and perhaps it was right for the BBC to point that out."

He responded: "Yes, but they don't need to. In his customary methodology of speaking, it's wrong. I mean, Nigel, you know Nigel better than anyone at GB News, and he's a guy that's passionate and cares about things."


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