Nigel Farage attacks ‘woke Wales’ over Black Lives Matter banners in National Museum
Nigel Farage has used his show on GB News to attack the National Museum of Wales for adding placards from 2020 Black Lives Matter protests to its museums.
The placards were donated to the National Museum of Wales collection following demonstrations in the summer of 2020 after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, sparking anti-racist protests around the world.
The display was praised within Wales, including by Professor Uzo Iwobi of BLM Wales told the Morning Star that she was delighted that Wales’ national museum was telling the story of last summer’s protest.
Nigel Farge however went after the museum in a segment branded ‘WFT – Woke Wales’ by the GB News chyron.
“The what the Farage moment is that that National Museum of Wales have decided that it is appropriate to place on display banners that took part in demonstrations last year for black lives matter,” he said.
“There it is – the Black Power to the People, Black Lives Matter. And, you know, we know that in the wake of the horrible death of George Floyd, we know that this stuff swept the country.
“But now we know what the Black Lives Matter organisation is all about. They want to defund the police. It is Marxist, it has in America been extremely violent.
“I would have thought given all of those things. That was a very inappropriate thing for the National Museum of Wales and to have done.”
The segment was also posted to the channel’s YouTube feed.
📣 Black Lives Matter 📣
Placards used in #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations across Wales are now on display in the Wales Is gallery at St Fagans.
The placards were donated @AmgueddfaCymru collection following demonstrations in the summer of 2020. https://t.co/RbqAzjl2GZ pic.twitter.com/N23PUAtO39
— Sain Ffagan|StFagans (@StFagans_Museum) March 7, 2022
The display at St Fagans Museum include photographs and accounts by activists who took part, and a megaphone used at one of the protests and an information display to better inform the public.
Sioned Hughes, Head of Public History and Archaeology at Amgueddfa Cymru, said: “Collecting contemporary material is a core part of Amgueddfa Cymru’s work, to ensure that the national collection represents the diverse experiences of people living in Wales today and in the past.”
“It is important that we display these placards in the Wales is…gallery to tell the story of the Black Lives Matter movement in Wales and its impact on communities.”
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Wonder if dear old Nige has ever been inside a museum.
I thought he lived in one mate !
1950s rural all white England 🏴where the sun ☀️ always shone and happy children played in the fields eating picnics and enjoying Enid Blyton books 📕 and healthy adventures..
………..Before being rounded up in mini buses to be taken to posh mansions to be assaulted by the royals. nobility, rich and famous, politicians and senior public figures. Yeah those were the days in Merrie England, and a lot of it still goes on. Just the kind of thing Farage admires in his fellow Anglo Brits
😂 spot on – you missed the cream
buns ( not bums ) and ginger lemonade 😂
He should be in a museum, preferably stuffed and in a glass display case
It’s lucky no one watches GB News. People have turned against Farage now the country is in a Brexit mess. He should just stick to his fag and pint in the corner of some obscure pub in Greenland or somewhere.
The consummate ultra racist slithers around, desperately searching for the next target to aim his far right hate speech at. After a moment’s pause, he focuses on Wales. ‘Museums must not highlight history ‘ he screams, while he thumbs the vaseline tub he recently purchased for his next ‘business trip’ to meet Putin.
Grubbing around for the bigot vote. Best forgotten, he’s done enough damage.
Does anyone even care what this stone age bigot thinks. He is assets of time.
This is the same farage that thinks Putin is a hero, that’s all you need to know.
He should stick to being Putins House Elf.
St Fagans is not a museum of rural life, it is Wales’s national history museum. The gallery in which the placards are displayed is called ‘Wales Is…’.
What the hell has anything in Cymru got to do with that frog faced tvrd?
The the Putinista has crawled out of his sewer now has he, he has serious questions to answer about taking Russian money and the corrupt EU referendum
You could feel sorry for the life and ambitions of in the end what he himself must now realise has been a massive failure. Like many who hold extreme right racist views and are desperate for popular acclaim they always end up as figures of derision who are increasingly disregarded. Whilst continuing to spout their repugnant views they consign themselves to the periphery to become forgotten and despised figures.
Farage is a classic example of the type.
Keep your nose out of our business Farage!! Who cares what Putin lovers think of us?
Absolutely agree, why take notice of anyone who took Russian money to fund their political aims and in doing so weaken Europe and doing Putin’s bidding
Fairweather fascist Nigel Farage cannot use the fog of Brexit to hide his racist white supremacist agenda on that BritNat muck spreader GB News. Farage being of French Huguenot descent, a group that escaped France due to religious persecution should know better than to criticise our National Museum of Wales for displaying historical artifacts which included both ancient and more resent artifacts connected with Black Lives Matter. Farage has a short memory. As a public school boy was noted by his teachers in their diaries as having fascist tendencies , who once matched through a sleepy English village singing Hitler… Read more »
Right ‘en. First off, shut up Nigel – you haven’t been relevant for a good long while. Single issue politicians should have the good graces to fade away once the issue is resolved. As for this exhibition; this is incredibly soon after an event to chronicle as history. Wales has plenty of eras where minority communities’ stories need coverage but our national museum chose to cover an American protest movement that had very little relevance in Wales. Do remember that their main contribution in Wales was to try and rename streets that had nothing to do with black history. As… Read more »
Very witty. You do strike at the heart of how easily offended some of us are. BLM is a classic case of hijacking, where a grass roots membership or following have been led up a weird old garden path by a less than honest leadership. “Exploited” is the word I think. Same happened on a smaller scale within YC and has caused lasting damage. Trust and credibility eroded, membership numbers crashed all because in our case people more concerned with single issues saw it as a vehicle to be exploited. There’s that word again. So perhaps the Museum should showcase… Read more »
Ooooooor, and stick with me with this radical, out-of-the-box-crazy idea….. They could present historical artifacts. From History. More than a few months back. From social movements that were actually Welsh. Getting a bot bored of “How does X ishoo of the day effect Wales” and would love for our institutions to stand up and say “HEY! Look at all this history we have here. Our history. Real history”. Just in sport: Imagine an exhibition on Cliff Morgan/Billy Boston – two Welsh titans with highly divergent careers in Wales. It covers everything, happened long enough ago to be considered history and… Read more »
Shallow thinkers and careerists positioning for their next move (or gong) won’t venture into those deep waters you propose.
I have recently seen Farage vividly described as ‘a scrotum faced, foghorn of ignorance’! With which I cannot disagree. I was disappointed to find that the National Museum found it necessary to respond to his level of racist guff.
Farage is an irrelevance yng Nghymru. Emply vessels make the most noise.