Nigel Farage blasts BBC for treating him ‘like a war criminal’

Friday, September 13, 2019

Nigel Farage has slammed the BBC and other “mainstream media” for their “biased” coverage of the Brexit impasse.

The Brexit Party leader told talkRADIO’s Dan Wootten much of the media “doesn’t even understand there’s a country beyond the M25”.

“I don’t think we need the BBC as much as we used to. I think their behaviour has been disgusting at every level. They are utterly biased but mercifully fewer and fewer watch them or listen to them,” he said.

He said he agreed to appear on the BBC during the European elections and was “treated like a war criminal”.

“It was just extraordinary you’d have thought I was at Nuremburg for something awful I’d done,” he said.

Mr Farage was critical of Downing Street for rejecting his “very generous offer” to form an election alliance with the Conservative Party.

The Brexit Party would stay away from some Tory seats in exchange for the Conservatives not running in 90 Leave-voting constituencies.

On Wednesday a Downing Street spokesman said: “The PM will not be doing a deal with Nigel Farage.”

Mr Farage said the parties would be “literally unstoppable” if they combined forces.

“Boris would get - if he goes for a clean break Brexit - a huge majority in Parliament, we’d crush the Marxist Corbyn and we’d deliver Brexit,” he said.

“I do not believe for one millisecond that Boris Johnson was behind that [rejecting the pact]. I think this is a case of junior press officers thinking way above their stations as if they’re in an episode of The West Wing.”

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