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Brexit Party Candidate Admits Nigel Farage's Breaking Point Poster Struck Wrong Tone
17 May 2019, 08:50 | Updated: 17 May 2019, 13:51
A candidate for the Brexit Party told LBC that he did not approve of Nigel Farage's controversial Breaking Point poster during the EU Referendum.
In June 2016, Mr Farage unveiled a poster showing a long line of immigrants under the headline "Breaking Point".
Critics have widely pointed towards that billboard as a cause for some of the anti-immigrant hate crimes that followed the EU referendum.
During a debate on the European Elections, Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael asked whether Brexit Party candidate Lance Forman agreed with the poster.
Mr Forman responded: "Look, it might not have been the tone that I personally would have used.
"I'm sure they would have gone to a PR company and asked what would have made the biggest impact.
"That wouldn't have been my personal tone."
Insisting he had no problem with immigration, Mr Forman used an analogy: "I have a restaurant which seats 70 people. If 100 people showed up one night and wanted to get in, I wouldn't hate the 30 that couldn't get in. I'd love them for wanting to come to my restaurant.
"The problem is there isn't the space."