Last week Nigel Farage posted a video onto Youtube entitled 'The truth about illegal migrants is even worse than we thought' in which he draws attention to the events that are happening on the South East coast of England.
In the video Farage reports that "Over 1,000 illegal migrants have come in through Dover alone this year." He goes on to say "It is clear to me that this illegal migrant scandal is bigger than anybody realises. Our government should stop the boats from coming, not help them to shore as I witnessed. I have been ridiculed and sneered at by the North London commentators who would all prefer we look the other way. I believe it is they who are out of touch on this issue and not me."
Today, in a letter to his supporters, he writes: 'last night at 10pm, I received a knock on my door from Kent Police warning me off traveling to the coast to report on this scandal. Since the very start of lockdown, I have been worried about how some police forces would use their new unlimited discretionary powers. I am more concerned than ever. It seems to me that this visit was a total waste of police time and money, as I was there as part of my role as a commentator and broadcaster.' [sic]
In the past six days since the video's release it has been watched over 7 million times. His continued popularity, together with highlighting the woeful performance of the authorities in Kent, no doubt prompted this police action. It is unlikely, however, to deter Farage from reporting what the MSM do not.
Darren Birks for Vision News