Femi Oluwole: 'I won't apologise to Richard Tice'

He is facing legal action from Richard Tice

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Femi Oluwole has refused to apologise for publishing a tweet in which he labelled pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU "overtly anti-Jewish". 

The anti-Brexit campaigner told talkRADIO's Matthew Wright that he will not delete the tweet despite being threatened with legal action by Leave.EU former chairman Richard Tice.

Mr Oluwole had responded to a tweet from Leave.EU that featured a manipulated image of Holocaust survivor George Soros pulling the puppet strings of Tony Blair.

Mr Oluwole insisted his tweet was not directed at Mr Tice directly. 

“I’m not going to take down the tweet," he said. "I’m not going to apologise, I’m not going to pay the £10,000 that he demanded that I pay to a charity of his choosing because I do not have that kind of money.

“It’s basically him trying to bully me. The idea that a multi-millionaire is trying to bankrupt a young activist for a tweet when these people are supposed to be the ones who fight for the little guy.”

Mr Oluwole said he would continue working for the Our Future Our Choice anti-Brexit group.

“I was not calling Mr Tice antisemitic,” he said.

“As far as the damage to the campaign this would not damage us significantly at all. It simply means that I won’t pay rent.”

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