Nigel Farage will not be renewing his contract with the London Broadcasting Company, the broadcaster announced last week, after the conservative British politician and Brexit Party leader’s comparison of the Black Lives Matter movement to the Taliban.
After protests against police brutality and racial discrimination spread to the UK, Farage tweeted that “A new form of the Taliban was born in the UK today.”
He added, “Unless we get moral leadership quickly our cities won’t be worth living in.”
A new form of the Taliban was born in the UK today. Unless we get moral leadership quickly our cities won't be worth living in.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 7, 2020
Farage also denounced the organization in a YouTube video that week, declaring it to be a “dangerous, Marxist organisation” that is “hell-bent” on overturning society as we know it.
Farage made his remarks shortly after protesters in Bristol pulled down a statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century human trafficker who shipped more than 100,000 slaves across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, and threw it in the harbor.
According to Sky News, “The Nigel Farage Show” began in 2017 and aired five days a week.
LBC confirmed on Thursday that Farage is stepping down “with immediate effect.”
“Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect,” the network wrote. “We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.”
Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect. We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.
— LBC (@LBC) June 11, 2020
According to Fox News, a fellow LBC radio presenter responded to the news, saying, “We got our station back,” a reference to Farage’s 2016 declaration that “We got our country back” after the announcement of Britain’s referendum to leave the European Union.
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