Home U.K. Nigel Farage unleashes scathing attack on lockdown flouters 'it's middle-class hypocrisy'

Nigel Farage unleashes scathing attack on lockdown flouters 'it's middle-class hypocrisy'

The Brexit Party leader told LBC that over the weekend he saw members of the public taking advantage of the Government allowing people to exercise during the lockdown period. Mr Farage stated there is a level of “middle-class hypocrisy” regarding the lockdown restrictions. 

Mr Farage said: “Between 70-80 percent of people think lockdown should continue.

“Yet when I went out at the weekend on Saturday I passed a local historical attraction, you couldn’t get in the carpark.

“I’ve never seen so many cyclists on the road in all my life.

“These aren’t short distance cyclists, people popping out for an hour, people popping out for the day in absolutely huge numbers.

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Nigel Farage unleashes scathing attack on lockdown flouters (Image: Getty)

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“It almost seems to me there’s a bit of middle-class hypocrisy here.

“It’s as if lockdown needs to stay but lockdown really is for everybody else and not me.”

He continued: “The Government has until the end of this week to decide what to do as this second phase of lockdown ends.

“We’re told that Boris Johnson is going to set out a roadmap not until next Sunday.

“My guess is it’ll be a television broadcast to the nation something like that.

“Yet here we are on Monday and already we know pretty much what the lockdown is going to mean for businesses.”

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At the time of writing, the UK has more than 190,000 coronavirus cases.

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The death toll in Britain is currently higher than 28,000 people. 

Worldwide there have been more than 3,600,000 COVID-19 cases.

The death toll has reached more than 250,000.

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More than 1,100,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.

The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 1,200,000 confirmed cases.

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