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Nigel Farage ‘Schoolfriend’ Pens Further Claims Of Former Ukip Leaders ‘Fascist’ Youth

In 2013 Chloe Deakin quoted a colleague who said Farage is “a fascist, but that was no reason why he would not make a good prefect”.

Deakin added: “Another colleague, who teaches the boy, described his publicly professed racist and neo-fascist views; and he cited a particular incident in which Farage was so offensive to a boy in his set, that he had to be removed from the lesson.

“This master stated his view that this behaviour was precisely why the boy should not be made a prefect. Yet another colleague described how, at a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) camp organised by the college, Farage and others had marched through a quiet Sussex village very late at night shouting Hitler-youth songs.”

Emms dismissed the claims of fascist behaviour as “naughtiness”. 

When asked about the claims by Channel 4 News, Farage said: “Of course I said some ridiculous things, not necessarily racist things. It depends how you define it.

“You’ve got to remember that ever since 1968 up until the last couple of years, we’ve not been able in this country, intelligently to discuss immigration, to discuss integration, it’s all been a buried subject and that’s happened through academia, it’s happened through politics and the media.”

He also denied singing Hitler Youth Songs.

The letter writer questions Farage’s currents beliefs, writing: “I don’t believe you have fascist sympathies now, but there are things that tell me your views might not have changed that much despite the many years.

“I think you’re a troublemaker. You were at school, you are now. But we need to beware of what’s being whipped up.”

Farage stepped down as Ukip leader shortly after the EU referendum vote but remains an MEP. 

He is about to embark upon a tour of European countries advising political groups on how they too can best leave the EU

Ukip has been contacted for comment.

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