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Farage shines in Frinton

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LAST week I promised (to huge reader endorsement) that until the broadcasters treated Reform UK and Nigel Farage fairly – without bias and reflecting the strength of his party’s support in the country I would ‘balance’ our coverage of him in his favour. 

When I wrote that, I knew the BBC and rest of the ‘mainstream’ channels were congenitally incapable of according him that democratic respect. I knew this because with David Keighley, director of News-watch, we’ve tracked the extraordinary editorial bias against him, encapsulated by Patrick O’Flynn here, but that we monitored back in his UKIP days and from the 1999 EU Parliament elections onwards. Then he was not only consigned to the margins of the schedules but openly sneered at by the BBC’s main news and current affairs presenters. It was a bias that carried on through to his Brexit Party days, in a continuing mistreatment and demonising of him by the BBC described here by David. 

That is why it is highly unlikely any of the channels will cover his speech on Saturday in Frinton-on-Sea fairly, if at all, let alone comment on his quite unique (at this point of UK history) powers of oratory and command of his subject that outshines any other politician. No notes, no autocue, just Nigel in command and totally engaging! No wonder, despite the broadcasters’ best efforts, as Matthew Goodwin notes, he is cutting through.

See for yourself. Sit back and enjoy! 

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Kathy Gyngell
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