Today on Talk RADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer show, Nigel Farage was interviewed. One of the Questions asked was on the trend of what’s now called “cancel culture”. This new Phenomenon is where if those on the left deem your speech to be considered hateful or against their set of views the go after you, so risk losing your job, your livelihood and removed from any public social media platform to cut down your opinion.
Julia Hartley-Brewer asked Nigel if he was concerned about this new push of “Cancel Culture” as the left would love to “cancel you”?
Nigel Farage said: “Most of the last decade and more you know, what the mob tried to do is to prevent me from going out, campaigning to prevent me from speaking at public events. And you know, we have this new Phenomenon of people that do not respect the fact that in a free society, other people are able to have different opinions.
Nigel goes on to say: “So the war here is really a war on free speech on Liberty on the very Democratic process itself because the left and I think very much encouraged through our University system.”
“Believe that the current set of values that they have our Superior Morally Superior to anybody else that takes a different view and that they think entitles them to suspend as I say our rights of free speech Liberty and democracy by any means”.
“The war here is really a war on free speech, on Liberty, on the very Democratic process itself, because the left, and I think very much encouraged through our University system to believe that the current set of values that they have our Superior, morally Superior, to anybody else that takes a different view, and that they think entitles them to suspend as I say our rights of free speech, Liberty and democracy by any means.”
Nigel then went on to criticise the government asking where are the conservatives on this?
Nigel said: “we’re in a very very dangerous period where a growing number of people particularly the young, think that it’s acceptable to suppress alternative opinions and the really worrying thing is, where are all the Conservatives? When are the people in our government actually going to make a stand for free speech?
What’re your thoughts on the “cancel culture”.