Nigel Farage to leave LBC radio station “with immediate effect” | Nigel Farage


Nigel Farage is to leave LBC radio station “with immediate effect,” the company said.

The leader of the Brexit party will no longer broadcast his evening program on weekdays on radio talk station, which has already been the subject of an investigation by the media regulator Ofcom.

“Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC expires very soon and after discussions with him, Nigel immediately leaves LBC,” said station general manager Tom Cheal in a message to staff. “We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him luck.”

Farage has yet to comment on his departure, but his LBC producer tweeted to say that he had heard the news via social media. LBC presenter James O’Brien tweeted, “We got our station back. “

Farage has been a voice critic of recent Black Lives Matter protests and sources at the station highlighted internal fury over his comments earlier this week, comparing the protesters who destroyed the Edward Colston statue in Bristol to ” Taliban ”.

Its program has regularly made the headlines, but has struggled to establish itself as a right-wing radio show in the United States, in part because of the limitations of the British broadcasting code. His most notable moment was when Farage obtained an exclusive interview with US President Donald Trump.

Employees of Global Media, owner of LBC and other stations, including Capital Radio and Heart, have raised concerns in recent days about the difference between the company’s rhetoric on race and its actions.

Messages were sent to The Guardian Yinka Bokinni and Shayna Marie Birch-Campbell, the hosts of the CapitalXtra breakfast show, expressing their exasperation at the company’s response: by speaking out against the privilege of white people and fighting for change, we don’t currently feel like we have the support of the place we call home. “

Particular attention has also been paid to the composition of the board of Global Media and calls on its founder, Ashley Tabor-King, to do more to live up to his internal comments.


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