Britain’s Brexit leader Nigel Farage has “resigned” from his LBC radio show effective immediately. Farage has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump since day one of his administration.
Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect. We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.
— LBC (@LBC) June 11, 2020
Reports indicate that Farage learned of his so-called resignation through LBC’s social media posts. (Mediaite)
Though LBC did not reveal the reason for his departure, Sky News reported that LBC has come under fire for their employment of Farage, given his criticism of Black Lives Matter and the destruction of statues by George Floyd protesters.
After clashing with Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan over Black Lives Matter this week, Farage declared, “Black Lives Matter is a far left Marxist organisation that wants to abolish the police and dismantle capitalism. That won’t change just because 4 other panelists tried to shout down the truth on GMB this morning.”
The Guardian also reported that “sources at the station pointed to internal fury over his comments earlier this week comparing protestors who destroyed the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol to the ‘taliban’.”
Farage’s LBC colleague James O’Brien appeared to celebrate the resignation on Thursday, tweeting, “We got our station back.”