UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge calls for BBC privatisation

UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge calls for BBC privatisation

Bill Etheridge

Friday, August 26, 2016

UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge is calling for the BBC to be privatised in order to stop voters having "left-wing propaganda rammed down our throats".

Etheridge is one of the five candidates campaigning to replace Nigel Farage, and addressed party members in Westminster on Thursday evening at the final leadership hustings of the race.

And he explained why he believes this would be the best thing to do.

He said: "We pay taxpayers' money to have left-wing propaganda rammed down our throats," and claimed the BBC should "stop picking our pockets to feed us this stuff we don't want to hear."

The candidate also explained divisions within the party, believing some figures had been "downright disloyal" to UKIP and to Farage, while others seemed to be "in thrall to big money donations."

"People who have done that, especially the one responsible for hijacking our 2015 manifesto, need to think on before they continue to attack this party," he added.

Other candidates present at the event were Elizabeth Jones, Lisa Duffy and Phillip Broughton. The fifth candidate in the race, Diane James, did not attend.