NIGEL Farage has slammed pro-EU loudmouth Alastair Campbell following a heating debate on BBC Newsnight.
During the interview, Campbell clashed with former MEP and GB News presenter Alex Phillips, embarking on a furious rant and accusing the BBC of not challenging pro-Brexit commentators.
The spat came after Campbell took objection to Phillips’ valid points about Brexit and the TCA, which she later elaborated on in a separate tweet, writing:
“The 2 points I made that Campbell called ‘lies’ 1. TCA prevents UK subsidising strategic industry [Title XI Chapter 3) simmons-simmons.com/en/publication 2. UK couldn’t reject EU regs as a Member [Section 2(2) ECA 1972] instituteforgovernment.org.uk/article/explai Either he doesn’t know sh*t – or is the liar”.
What they don’t show in the Newsnight clip is the way he blasphemes loudly and leans his body across me in an aggressive way before huffing, puffing and snatching at his microphone while the next link is read
It was actually quite frightening. The hairs on my neck stood up pic.twitter.com/a7NUh90CEm
— Alex Phillips (@ThatAlexWoman) May 12, 2023
After watching the interview, former Brexit Party/Reform Party leader Nigel Farage wrote on Twitter that the BBC should ban Campbell from appearing on their future shows, branding him a “thug and a bully”.
Alastair Campbell is a thug & a bully who showed his true colours last night.
He openly lied saying that the UK parliament could stop EU law, which is not true.
Newsnight should release footage of his behaviour off air, and he should never be allowed back on the BBC again. pic.twitter.com/3SKbPAGERM
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 12, 2023