Ukip leader free speech hypocrite
Published 16/05/2014 | 08:48
NIGEL Farage complains that while he is willing to engage in argument, his opponents are engaging in orchestrated violence against him.
As someone who was manhandled out of a Ukip public meeting last week after heckling one of the speakers, I take issue with this.
Since there was apparently no room for discussion from the floor, how else could a challenge to Ukip's toxic, scapegoating views be made?
Heckling is a long-established democratic tradition and to equate it with violence is ludicrous.
Nigel Farage and Ukip talk a lot about free speech. They certainly receive more than their fair share of it. They have received remarkable levels of media coverage.
In reality, what Farage and Ukip object to is being challenged over their views at all. They expect a free ride and wish to intimidate their opponents.
We won't shut up.
MARK L THOMAS
Stand Up To Ukip