The audience member who aimed a race-based tirade at UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage at last night’s ITV EU referendum debate is a Huffington Post blogger and host of a “black Millenials” podcast, Breitbart London can reveal.
Imriel Morgan, who failed to allow Mr. Farage to answer any questions related to her tirade on black people in Britain, has been writing for the “news” website since 2014, with her last blog post published on May 23rd 2016.
Ms. Morgan initially asked: “I know a lot of people – I have access to a predominantly black British audience – and a lot of the concerns that they have raised alongside concerns that I have myself, is that you are going to increase the fear and discrimination of black British people through your anti-immigration rhetoric… Are you encouraging racism?”
But as Mr. Farage attempted to answer, Ms. Morgan interrupted, hysterically shouting: “You’re still anti-immigration… So I don’t see… you’re anti-immigration. You use scaremongering and inflammatory comments in your campaign that have gone against people that look non-white. How are non-white people going to stop facing discrimination about their identity and nationality in this country. That is what I really want to know.”
Mr. Farage was explaining at the time that UKIP supports controlled migration, not an end to immigration, and that under EU membership Britain’s ability to have closer ties to the Commonwealth have been hindered.
But the HuffPo blogger was uninterested, instead claiming: “The majority of people that look black-British, or non-white have those concerns… They are very real concerns and you’re dismissing them.”
Mr. Farage attempted to explain that UKIP has many black members and black candidates who do not feel the same way as Ms. Morgan. Indeed at the last elections in London, two UKIP members were elected to office in the London Assembly: one was a gay man, Peter Whittle, while the other was a black teacher named David Kurten.
But he was repeatedly interrupted by Ms. Morgan, with no interjection by the debate’s supposed moderator, Julie Etchingham.
Mr. Farage exasperatedly stated, “I can’t do anything if I’m not allowed to talk”.
Ms. Morgan took to her Twitter feed last night to cry “racism” at those accusing her of asking biased questions and failing to allow Mr. Farage to answer.
She typed out the following message and posted it to her Twitter feed, in an attempt at snark. It received 25 retweets at the time of publication:
To all of the people taking the time to learn my name, my work. Any questions please refer to the below. Goodnight X pic.twitter.com/xvQq86BseK
— Miss Imrie (@ImiMorgan) June 8, 2016