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Channel 4 News ban lifted by Farage’s Brexit Party

22nd May 19 3:34 pm

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has lifted the ban on Channel 4 News after a disagreement broke out.

A Brexit Party spokesman said their dispute was over the behaviour of the News camera crew on 29 March at the Leave Means Leave rally at Parliament Square.

The issued is now resolved and Channel 4 News will now be invited to the party’s events, and Richard Tice the party chairman will be interviewed on the News channel on Wednesday evening.

A party spokesman said, “Having secured unauthorised access to a secure zone, the Channel 4 team repeatedly lied, falsely claiming that they had been invited in.

“When challenged by Mr Tice and asked to leave, they repeatedly refused.

“Channel 4 has accepted that there are, legitimate security concerns, and given the necessary reassurance that there will be no repeat of such behaviour.

“Now that this unfortunate episode has been resolved, we look forward to welcoming them to future Brexit Party events.”

A Channel 4 News spokeswoman said on Wednesday, “Channel 4 News met with the Brexit Party today and Richard Tice has agreed to an interview on the programme tonight.

“We would like to set the record straight and be clear that we do not accept the assertion that our team ‘repeatedly lied’.

“Our team were escorted into a secure area by a Leave Means Leave press officer.

“We are pleased that this matter has now reached a conclusion, six weeks after an incident we were unaware of and five days after our Channel 4 News investigation into Nigel Farage.”

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