Brexit campaign chief praises ‘very clever’ Nazi propaganda in leaked tapes

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage poses during a media launch for an EU referendum poster in London, Britain June 16, 2016.

A leading Brexit campaigner has been recorded praising Nazi propaganda.
Andy Wigmore of the Leave.EU campaign said Nazi techniques had been “very clever”.
Leave.EU deliberately used outrage techniques to gain attention, he admits.
Wigmore dismisses the release of his comments as “willful deception and trickery.”

LONDON — A leading figure in the Brexit campaign has been recorded praising the “very clever” propaganda techniques used by the Nazis.

Andy Wigmore, who served as communications director for Leave.EU, the Brexit campaign group fronted by Nigel Farage and funded by Arron Banks, was speaking to academic researcher Dr. Emma Briant, who recorded the conversation.

Wigmore told Briant that “The propaganda machine of the Nazis, for instance – if you take away all the hideous
horror and that kind of stuff – it was very clever, the way they managed to do what they did.

“In its pure marketing sense, you can see the logic of what they were saying, why they were saying it, and
how they presented things, and the imagery. And that is propaganda. ISIS interestingly… And you
know this, course you do.

“In hindsight, having been on the sharp end of this campaign, you think: Crikey, this is not new, and it’s just — it’s using the tools that you have at the time.”

His comments were echoed by the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group, Nigel Oakes.

Oakes said that Hitler “didn’t have a problem with the Jews at all, but the people didn’t like the Jews … So he just leveraged an artificial enemy”.

He added: “Well that’s exactly what Trump did. He leveraged a Muslim … I mean, you know, it’s … it was a real enemy. Isis is a real, but how big a threat is Isis really to America?”

Wigmore, who was photographed meeting Trump with Farage shortly after his victory, said the Brexit campaign had …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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