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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage faces police investigation over comments

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Police have confirmed they will investigate Nigel Farage over his vow to “take knife to pen pushers”
Farage made the remarks amid increased concern over the language and rhetoric which is being used by some politicians in relation to Brexit.
Farage told an audience in Newport that “we’ll take the knife” to civil servants after Brexit.

Resulting in a number of formal complaints being made to Gwent Police about the comments the Brexit Party leader made at the Neon Theatre.

In a video from the event Farage says  “And when the president of the port of Calais and the boss of the port of Dover tell you they’re 100% ready for Brexit in whatever form it comes, I suggest we listen to them and not the overpaid pen pushers in Whitehall who are not doing a neutral job.

“And once Brexit’s done, we’ll take the knife to them. Alright? Had enough of all of it. Had enough of all of it.”

It is believed 26 people called and tweeted the police to report the comments at the event.

Meanwhile, Farage has supported Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeting in support of his rhetoric, saying: “When Boris Johnson uses words like surrender and betrayal, he is right.

“That’s why he should not surrender to the Withdrawal Agreement and betray 17.4 million people.”

The agreement refers to the Brexit deal struck by former primer minister Theresa May, which was voted down by parliament three times.

More to follow

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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