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GOT A SPLINTER FROM THE FENCE NIGE? Farage gives his take on Tommy Robinson case

NIGEL Farage got more than he bargained for when he told listeners to his LBC show that he thought Tommy Robinson has brought his arrest on himself and did what he did essentially for publicity. Usually, a stream of angry faces across his live show indicate the presence of leftist trolls but this time it appeared they were coming from Mr Farage’s own supporters. When he took to Twitter, things only got worse:

In all fairness to Mr Farage, he did rightly say that the reporting restrictions on the case show that we are moving towards a “police state”, however, it was his highly personal attacks on Mr Robinson which attracted the most ire. He was accused multiple times of “selling out”  with this response being one of the most thoughtful:

Others were also subtle in their criticism:

However, others were less restrained:

Some long-term supporters were less than impressed:

What long-term effect this will have it is hard to tell but I will leave you with this thought:

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  1. Pingback: DARRELL GOODLIFFE: UKIP is the only British political party standing up for Free Speech | Politicalite – The Guardian

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