After Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a landslide victory in Britain’s election, singer Lily Allen couldn’t contain her anger. She blamed the Tories’ success on “racism and misogyny,” adding that conservatives want “kids to die with no healthcare.” Nigel Farage has a suggestion for the likes of Ms. Allen: go back to singing and stop ranting about politics.
Before the election, Allen called Labour’s manifesto “the best manifesto I’ve ever seen.” She came out in support of the far-left party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and campaigned hard for him — on social media at least. As for conservatives, the singer argued that they wanted “kids to die with no healthcare” and “less brown people” in the country.
When it became clear on election night that Labour had lost the election, Allen lost it too. “Some say it was Brexit, some say it was Jeremy,” she wrote on Twitter, “personally, and I know no one wants to hear it, I think that racism and misogyny runs so so deep in his country and that Boris won because of his attitude towards those things and not in spite of them.”
Afterward, she went on to say that right-wing propaganda had succeeded in destroying Labour. “We need to start taking this seriously. The left don’t have the resources of the right.” She then deleted her Twitter account altogether.
It’s amazing. A singer, who owes her entire wealth and career to the British people, calls those very same people racist and misogynist. The Brexit Party’s leader, Nigel Farage, thinks so too. He has a special message for entertainers like Ms. Allen (and actor Hugh Grant, who also passionately campaigned for Labour):
“Get back to acting, get back to singing, oh and do yourself a favor. Get outside the M25 [a major road encircling almost all of Greater London]. There you will find people with very different views to you,” Farage said on “Good Morning Britain” with Piers Morgan.
My message to woke celebrities:
Get back to acting, get back to singing and go outside the M25.
You will find people have very different views to yours.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 15, 2019