Nigel Farage Fired From UK Radio Show Via Tweet

The Guardian reports:

Nigel Farage is to leave the radio station LBC “with immediate effect”, the company has announced. The Brexit party leader will no longer present his weekday evening show on the talk radio station, which has previously been investigated by the media regulator Ofcom.

“Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect,” said the station’s managing director, Tom Cheal, in a message to staff. “We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.”

Mediaite reports:

Though LBC did not reveal the reason for his departure, Sky News reported that LBC has come under fire for their employment of Farage, given his criticism of Black Lives Matter and the destruction of statues by George Floyd protesters.

After clashing with Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan over Black Lives Matter this week, Farage declared, “Black Lives Matter is a far left Marxist organisation that wants to abolish the police and dismantle capitalism. That won’t change just because 4 other panelists tried to shout down the truth on GMB this morning.”

Christian Mitchell (below) was Farage’s producer.