Nigel Farage leads livid cost as postie filmed ‘vandalising Reform leaflets’ | Politics | News | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Nigel Farage has demanded that Royal Mail urgently examine a postman after he was filmed vandalising Reform UK leaflets on his deliveries, earlier than posting them by means of voters’ letterboxes.

The red-topped postie was unwittingly recorded by a webcam doorbell taking out a marker pen and scribbling on the Reform UK leaflets, earlier than posting them by means of two voters’ doorways.

A photograph taken by one recipient confirmed the phrase “racists” scrawled on the teal leaflets, and one torn in half.

Responding to the footage this afternoon, chief Nigel Farage demanded: “I hope that Royal Mail are taking this matter very seriously.”

A spokesman for the postal service insisted they “take our role in elections very seriously”.

They pledged to “investigate any incident or allegation of election material being defaced”.

They stated: “We are aware of the video and are conducting immediate enquiries. It’s our priority to ensure all candidate mail is delivered to a high level of service.”

However a Reform UK Spokesman advised the Express: “This video and movie seem to point out blatant legal injury by a Royal Mail worker in an try to intervene with the democratic course of”.

“The Royal Mail should have no problem identifying him and taking disciplinary action and we would expect the police to show some interest as well.”

The footage sparked widespread outrage on social media, with demands from users to see the postman sacked.

One business owner with an account with Royal Mail tweeted: “I am shocked at this alleged member of staff defacing leaflets on a service you offer”.

Another user blasted: “Royal Mail caught subverting the democratic process. Just when you think it couldn’t get worse for them”.

A third user, Toby-Dan Lyeach, said that as a Royal Mail employee himself, “this is a very, very serious offence”.

The news comes as the ongoing row about Nigel Farage and Ukraine appeared to damage Reform UK in the latest election poll this afternoon.

JL Partners found Reform dipping by 3 points to 15%, while the Conservatives have increased by 2% to 25%.

Labour remain stable on 41%, while the LibDems are up 2% to 11%.

This morning Mr Farage told the Express that Britain must cut off payments to France if they continue shadowing migrants across the Channel.

He said: “We’ve got to say to the French that this is a completely unacceptable practice. You are literally aiding and abetting the criminal gangs. Certainly, no more money”.

“Why have we given them [the money]? How has this Conservative Government been so dangerous at negotiating? We’ve given them an increasing number of and extra while permitting this apply to proceed.”

Asked if this could imply Britain ought to lower off funds to Paris, Mr Farage stated: “Yes, just tell them we won’t accept people even if they are escorted by the French Navy.

“We simply will not do it. And when you do this (escorting), we are going to take them again to you.

“You’re acting in a way that is against the law of the sea. We will correct that.”