Nigel Farage defends claim Sunak ‘doesn’t understand our culture’ | News World

Nigel Farage has defended his claim that Rishi Sunak demonstrated he did not understand “our culture” by leaving D-Day commemorations early.

The Reform UK leader told the BBC on Sunday the prime minister’s action showed he was “disconnected by class [and] by privilege” from ordinary people.

Conservative minister Mel Stride said Mr Farage’s comment made him “very uncomfortable”, while Labour’s Shabana Mahmood called it a “dog whistle”.

Mr Sunak apologised after facing strong criticism for leaving the event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings early on Thursday.

On Friday Mr Farage was among those to attack the prime minister over the decision, saying it showed he was not “patriotic” and did not understand “our culture”.

Asked if he was trying to highlight Mr Sunak’s British Asian background, Mr Farage told the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg programme: “I know what your question is leading at – 40% of our contribution in World War One and World War Two came from…


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