Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he can never forgive the mainstream media for “demonising” him and his party, making it dangerous for him to even leave his house.
Appearing on ITV’s Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, he was asked about David Silvester, a former UKIP councillor who said the 2013 flooding was God’s punishment for gay marriage. “This was a deliberate media campaign to make UKIP out to be something that it wasn’t”, explained Mr. Farage.
Mr. Silverster had been a councillor for the Conservatives before defecting to UKIP, during which time he has said similar things without them ever being reported. Mr. Farage continued:
“It is because of these irrelevant people, who held no position, they happened to join an organisation, and because of these irrelevant people, being demonised by liberal media.
“I’ve had to live years, frankly, of being frightened of walking out into the street all because the media picked out these people. And because these people attempted to demonise me and give me a bad name,” Farage said.
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