As the European Parliament Election campaign continues, tensions are reaching fever pitch.
But in between milkshake throwing and dodging, reports have emerged that Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has banned Channel 4 News from covering Farage’s campaign.
BuzzFeed’s Mark Di Stefano tweeted suggesting that the news channel has been banned after it aired an investigation into Brexit backer Arron Banks and Farage’s finances last week. This followed a tweet from HuffPost UK's Paul Waugh.
Blimey. @Channel4News says it has been told by @TheBrexitPartly it has been banned from all future events hosted by… https://t.co/0u5C7yVdUj
Given that one of the core tenets of any democracy should be freedom of the press, many journalists, broadcasters and politicians are calling on other outlets to refuse to cover Farage’s events in solidarity.
Freedom of Speech is always on their terms. https://t.co/hEBUuR00if