Nigel Farage accused the charity of pursuing ‘violent and undemocratic means’ during a radio interview [Image: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian].

This Writer remembers the stink that Nigel Farage kicked up with his comments on Nick Ferrari’s LBC radio show last December – in fact, I wrote an article about it.

At the time, I said it seemed Mr Farage and his supporters didn’t know when to shut up. Now it seems they won’t be given the chance to decide.

If it means he has to stay quiet for the duration of the 2017 election campaign, then Hope not Hate will have provided a valuable service to the country.

The anti-fascism charity Hope not Hate has launched legal action against Nigel Farage after he accused the organisation, which campaigns for racial and religious harmony, of pursuing “violent and undemocratic means”.

A libel claim was filed in the high court by the charity on Friday for up to £100,000, in damages for reputational harm along with an injunction to restrain the former Ukip leader from repeating the remarks.

The timing of the legal proceedings, which was financed by 14,000 people who responded to a crowdfunding appeal, aims to stop Farage and his rightwing support base from making such statements in the runup to the general election.

Source: Hope not Hate sues Nigel Farage for up to £100k | Politics | The Guardian

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