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Former Ukip leader, racist Nigel Farage, drowned out by protesters in Ramsgate

by Jon Flaig
Issue No. 2557

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage (Pic: Guy Smallman)

It was an excellent afternoon for opponents of Ukip last Saturday.

Former leader Nigel Farage announced he would speak in the large, historic Oddfellows Hall in Ramsgate, which has a capacity of a couple of hundred.

He ended up over the road in the tiny Townley Club speaking to barely 50.

His speech was hard to hear, we were told, because of chanting and music by South Thanet Progs and Thanet Stand Up To Ukip.

So we did a good job.

And then when he came to leave, we stood our ground and prevented his car from leaving for what seemed like ages.

Eventually they stuffed him in a Land Rover that pulled away at speed from a gated side entrance.

He left to the sound of angry protesters.

We had been there from 4.15pm—they must have had Farage holed up in there to avoid the demonstrators.

Farage and his party are a much weakened force.

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Also, the limited research suggested that the real scale of tax evasion would be much worse.

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