Farage made the comment while speaking at an event at the Neon Theatre in Newport last Saturday. In video footage from the event, Farage can heard saying:
“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”.
Trouble for Farage? Last night he said ‘we’ll take a knife’ to the ‘penpushers’ of Whitehall. Gwent police investigating https://twitter.com/gwentpolice/status/1177905350609162240 …Gwent Police
✔@gwentpoliceReplying to @EmbarrassedBrit and 10 others
Thank you for your message. We have been made aware of comments made last night in Newport and we are looking into these allegations. Thanks
“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,” he added.
Gwent Police opened an investigation after receiving dozens of complaints about what some called“an incitment to murder.” Police responded via Twitter to journalist Carole Cadwalladr, and at least 36 others, to say they were “aware of comments made last week” and were “looking into these allegations”.
I should have said ‘take the axe’, which is a more traditional term for cuts. https://twitter.com/SkyNewsPolitics/status/1177925950702534656 …Sky News Politics
Police investigate Farage vow to ‘take knife to pen pushers’ https://trib.al/sfTa8ui
Farage responded to a new story about the investigation via Twitter to say he should have used the term “take the axe,” which, he says, “is a more traditional term for cuts.”
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