Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed the government is out of step with the country over the Black Lives Matter movement.
Speaking with talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer the former MEP accused Boris Johnson of having “gone along with a PC woke agenda”.
He criticised the anti-racism organisation for its attitude towards removing controversial statues and defunding the police, adding that the government must not “bow down before the mob”.
“The disconnect between what is being said in Westminster, what is being said by the vast majority of mainstream media and where the British public are - it’s as big a gulf as I have ever seen,” he said.
“I think Boris needs to get out of this PC culture that he’s rather found himself trapped in.”
Black Lives Matter became the rallying cry of anti-racist campaigners following the death of George Floyd. It aims to end “systemic racism” and is leading calls to re-channel police funding to community projects.
Meanwhile, Mr Farage also welcomed the Prime Minister’s appointment of Europe adviser David Frost as his national security adviser.
Mr Frost, who is leading post-Brexit trade negotiations with the EU, will replace Sir Mark Sedwill when he stands down in September.
Mr Farage said: “I think it’s a really good move to get rid of the Remainers in the civil service establishment and put in somebody who’s a Brexiteer.”
Critics have accused Downing Street of making Sir Mark the “fall guy” for mistakes made in the handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
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