Universities ‘Dominated By Left-Wing Nazi Type Politically Correct Fascist Hate Mobs’
Nigel Farage fears for his LIFE after threats over links to Trump – but it WON’T stop him backing Marine Le Pen in France’s elections
Nigel Farage has revealed his fears for his life after his high-profile backing for Donald Trump in the US presidential race.
The MEP, who is due to stand aside as Ukip leader tomorrow, said he has received a wave of death threats and no longer goes out in public without security guards.
But he has risked further fury by hinting he could endorse Front National leader Marine Le Pen in the looming French elections.
The Brexit campaigner has long been a controversial figure, and has repeatedly voiced concerns about his own safety in the past.
One of the main reasons he decided to quit as Ukip leader in July was the rising number of threats he was receiving after the historic referendum result.
He said his political career had come at a ‘significant cost’ to his wife Kirsten and children.
However, since then he has taken a high-profile role in the US presidential battle – appearing at rallies for Mr Trump and predicting that he would pull off a Brexit-style political shock.
After the billionaire Republican emerged victorious, Mr Farage became the first British politician to meet him, spending an hour at Trump Tower in New York.
By contrast Theresa May had to make do with a ten minute phone call, coming after a host of other leaders.
Mr Trump then ratcheted up the pressure on the Prime Minister by calling for Mr Farage to be made Britain’s ambassador to the US.
The prospect has been dismissed by Downing Street, with Chancellor Philip Hammond telling the MEP not to ‘hold his breath’ for a call from the government.
Speaking to the Daily Express, Mr Farage said: ‘Certainly I would not go out in London of an evening on my own without security – couldn’t even think about it.
‘I can’t even walk down the street without it. I have to go to private places, private venues.’
Mr Farage suggested his support for Trump had ‘changed everything’ and upped the level of animosity towards him
He also hinted that he could support Marine Le Pen’s bid in the looming battle to become French president.
He said the Front National leader was ‘very determined’ and ‘brilliant on TV’, but there was ‘lots of baggage’ with her party.
Asked whether he could back her in the latter stages of the presidential race, Mr Farage said: ‘It depends what the circumstances are, you’ll have to ask me in April. I have never said a bad word about her but I have never said a good word about her party and that’s where I am with this – it’s slightly awkward.’
Left-wing fascist nazi type university students are becoming increasingly ‘hard-line’ and intolerant, shouting down anyone who does not conform to their world view, a British professor has said.
Antony Glees, an expert in counter-terrorism who teaches at the University of Buckingham, said that left-wing staff and students have become more militant over the past 10 years, with chilling effects on free speech.
Professor Glees said he was heckled at recent panel discussion on the government’s “Prevent” anti-terror strategy after he spoke up in favour of the scheme. He said there was a “feeling of menace” after was “cynically jeered at” and branded a racist by students and even other lecturers.
He also said he was “mindlessly heckled” and branded a “white, male, colonialist, Zionist and racist” by one student after he criticised protesters who stopped the Israeli ambassador speaking at universities.
“I was glad to get out of there alive,” he said. “I was taken aback by the atmosphere… these were closed minds.
“I don’t expect people to share my point of view but I expect people to be open-minded, to engage in debate. Not to be attacked.”
“It may be because of the tough economic times we’ve been through. There may be a very dangerous hopelessness. In the internet age, people have become self-absorbed. They live in their own worlds. They can’t see how their own world connects with anybody else’s.”
Students at Cardiff and Oxford Universities recently tried to ban feminist Germaine Greer from speaking on campus as she denies that post-op transsexual women can be genuinely female.
When she spoke at the Oxford Union debating society, Lucy Delaney, student union vice-president for women, said: “We should condemn the Oxford Union’s decision to invite Greer and Hitchens. These speakers’ ideas are not “contentious” – they are violent.
“Greer’s life-long tirade against transgender people and her refusal to acknowledge their identities as valid contributes to their oppression and marginalisation.”
The Oxford Union hit back, however, saying: “The Oxford Union exists to uphold freedom of speech, inviting people of all opinions.”