Nigel Farage declares BBC boycott amid Question Time row | Politics | News | EUROtoday

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

Reform UK chief Nigel Farage has stated he’s boycotting the BBC – following his look on Question Time.

Mr Farage, who’s standing for election in Clacton, confronted questions from members of the viewers for half-hour on the flagship program Question Time.

Now he has accused the BBC’s viewers of being biased and has refused to seem on Laura Kuenssberg’s present till he will get an apology.

Writing on X, previously Twitter, on Saturday afternoon, Mr Farage stated: ” I have just been invited to appear on Laura Kuenssberg.

“I’m refusing till the BBC apologises for his or her dishonest QT viewers.

“Our state broadcaster has behaved like a political actor throughout this election. Reform will be campaigning vigorously to abolish the licence fee.”

On the BBC Question Time particular, which additionally featured Green Party Co-leader Adrian Ramsay, Mr Farage was requested why his get together “attracts racists and extremists”.

The Reform chief claimed he had “done more to drive the far-right out of British politics than anybody else alive”.

He claimed the viewers was rigged and “these were not ordinary members of the public”, including: “They hand-picked a prominent pro-Palestine activist and even a BBC TV director to attack me.”

Having taken half in a protest doesn’t rule somebody out from making use of to be within the viewers.

A BBC spokeswoman stated: “We refute these claims. Last night time’s Question Time viewers was made up of broadly related ranges of illustration from Reform UK and the Green Party, with the opposite events represented too.

“There were also a number of people, with a range of political views, who were still making up their mind.”