Brexit party MEPs appeared on show supporting Holocaust denial

The Brexit party, led by Nigel Farage, scored a major electoral success in May winning the largest share of votes at the election for the European Parliament.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 19, 2019 06:37
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BREXIT PROTESTERS march in the UK

BREXIT PROTESTERS march in the UK. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Several members of the Brexit party have appeared on a radio show which has repeatedly hosted Holocaust deniers and antisemitic conspiracy theorists, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

The Brexit party, led by Nigel Farage, scored a major electoral success in May winning the largest share of votes at the election for the European Parliament.

The report followed an investigation by the British advocacy group Hope Not Hate.

According to the report, a number of MEPs, including Ann Widdecombe and David Bull, have been on the Richie Allen Show in the same episodes of figures such as Kevin Barrett, a contributor to the antisemitic conspiracy theory magazine American Free Press and Lana Lokteff, an American white nationalist broadcaster.

In reporting the findings by the Hope Not Hate investigation, the Jewish Chronicle also pointed out that the Richie Allen Show was initially featured on a website whose owner David Icke has been accused of supporting conspiracy theories including that of “Rothschild-Zionism”, a supposed “secret society putting its agents in places of power.”

The British Jewish paper also noted that also Holocaust denier Nick Kollerstrom, who has questioned the existence of gas chambers and the number of Jews killed in the Nazi camps, has been hosted by Allen’s show.

“The Brexit party has come from nowhere to be the potential kingmaker in the next parliament. These figures – some of whom promote racists, appear on conspiracy theory radio shows, and push divisive rhetoric – could be MPs in a few weeks,” Matthew McGregor, campaigns director of Hope Not Hate, told the Guardian.

“The idea of Nigel Farage having a say over the future direction of the country used to be a joke, but it’s time to take his dangerous and divisive party very seriously,” he added.


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