Brexit Party’s Farage Helps Expose BBC in Pre-Election Interview
May 12, 2019 (EIRNS)—The leading interview program in the U.K., Andrew Marr on BBC, today hosted Nigel Farage, the founder of the new Brexit Party, who is polling ahead of the Tories and Labour combined for the European Parliament elections on Thursday, May 23. As Marr is wont to do, he came prepared with a list of “gotcha” questions, aiming at painting Farage with the “right-wing wacko” label in the eyes of the liberal establishment. Farage turned the tables on BBC.
Marr started with “do you still beat your wife?”-style questions: “Do you still believe that worrying about global warming is the stupidest thing in human history?” “Do you still feel that people with HIV shouldn’t be allowed into the United Kingdom?” And similar questions on gun control and support for Putin.
Farage at first tried to answer a possible real question which lay behind the fake question. On climate change he said: “I believe that if we decide in this country to tax ourselves to the hilt, to put hundreds of thousands of people out of work in manufacturing industries, given that we produce less than 2% of global CO2, that isn’t terribly intelligent.”
But rather than playing the game, he also launched into an attack on BBC as fake news, which would make Donald Trump proud: “Here we are with one of the biggest changes in politics that has ever occurred and you don’t want to talk about it. What is wrong with the BBC?”
When Marr simply continued reading from his fake news list of questions, Farage responded: “This is absolutely ludicrous. I have never in my life seen a more ridiculous interview than this. You are not prepared to talk about what is going on in this country today. You’re in denial. The BBC’s in denial. The Tory Party’s in denial. The Labour Party’s in denial. I think you’re in for a bigger surprise on Thursday week than you can even imagine.”