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Nigel Farage Slapped Down After Whining About BBC's Licence Fee, Jeremy Corbyn And Glastonbury

'Man who failed to get elected to Parliament 7 times but has been on Question Time 28 times has a hissy fit at BBC impartiality.'

26/06/2017 13:11 | Updated 26 June 2017

Nigel Farage has been slapped down after implying the BBC had given Jeremy Corbyn too much air time while speaking at Glastonbury.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have been hard-pushed to miss the fact that the Labour leader appeared at the festival.

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Jeremy Corbyn spoke at Glastonbury on Saturday 

The Islington North MP appeared on Glasto’s iconic Pyramid Stage ahead of hip hop act Run The Jewels on Saturday night, where he spoke about Grenfell Tower, climate change and the General Election.

Unsurprisingly, Nigel Farage led the charge for those claiming the BBC was giving the Labour leader too much air time...

He was reacting to a tweet from BBC Radio One, which has since been deleted:

But the former Ukip leader’s complaint about air time prompted many to point out that he himself had taken up rather a lot of BBC airtime...

Nigel Farage himself has never been elected to Parliament, despite standing seven times.

But despite Corbyn’s critics claiming he should get less coverage, his supporters were also left displeased.

Some insinuated there had been attempts to downplay the size of the crowd gathered for his speech on the main stage of the festival, which attracts around 135,00 people every year.

The varying shades of criticism led some to defend the BBC...

Corbyn also spoke at the festival’s Left Field tent, as well as pulling pints at the Solstice bar, despite being teetotal himself.

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