U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, Steve Bannon, said on Friday that the European Union was trying to thwart Brexit. Bannon, a former chairman of the right-wing Breitbart.com website and an architect of Trump’s 2016 election win, has set up a movement to elect right-wing nationalist and populist members in European Parliament elections next May. The EU's elites, he said, did not want Brexit.
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The Oxford Union has recently announced (albeit rather quietly) that they are inviting Steve Bannon — the guy who looks like your racist uncle high on meth — to speak at an event they are holding today, just two weeks after they cancelled an event with the leader of the German far right party AfD, Alice Wiedel, after pressure from anti-racist groups who condemned the Oxford Union for being complicit in giving them “a platform” to promote their sordid views. As expected the Oxford Union has come under criticism for inviting Steve Bannon from critics who believe the Oxford Union are giving Bannon a free platform that will further his legitimacy and are complicit in 'normalising' Fascism and white nationalism.
Oxford Union announced on Wednesday that Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former chief strategist and a figure commonly associated with the far-right movement, will speak to students on Friday. The announcement comes days after the Oxford Union, a debating society at the University of Oxford, cancelled an appearance by Alice Weidel, the leader of German far-right opposition party Alternative fur Deutschland over security concerns. Bannon is the cofounder of Breitbart news, a far-right populist outlet, and he reportedly oversaw the writing of executive orders prohibiting US visas for citizens of several Muslim-majority nations, commonly referred to as the "Muslim ban", which Trump signed at the beginning of his term.