Charity Hope Not Hate wins legal case against Nigel Farage

BREAKING: Charity Hope Not Hate wins legal case against Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage has lost a legal case

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hope Not Hate has announced that it has won a legal case against former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

The anti-fascism charity tweeted "We have won our legal case against Nigel Farage! We spent 11 months in pursuit of the truth. And today we emerge victorious. Thank you to the thousands of supporters who made this possible."

Hope Not Hate took legal action against Farage after he claimed it was pursuing “violent and undemocratic means" last year, according to The Guardian.

The libel claim filed at the High Court was for up to £100,000 for damages, with Hope Not Hate claiming Farage's comment had harmed their reputation.

Hope Not Hate also asked for an injunction against the Brexiteer in order to stop him from repeating the comments.

The charity was able to bring the case forward following a crowdfunding campaign to which 14,000 people donated.

When the case began the chief executive of Hope Not Hate Nick Lowles said: “This case is not about money. It’s about Hope not Hate saying no more to Nigel Farage’s fake news.

"We are an avowedly peaceful organisation and Nigel Farage’s lies are deeply damaging to the vital work we do bringing communities together across cultural and religious divides."

Before taking legal action Hope Not Hate had asked Farage to apologise and retract his statement, but this request was ignored.