A Nigel Farage Event Has Been Cancelled Following Twitter Backlash

A night of "funny stories and anecdotes"

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It's safe to say that Nigel Farage's post-UKIP career hasn't worked out quite as he'd hoped.

Once talked up as a potential appointment by President Donald Trump, the controversial politician has had to settle for a few hysterical appearances on Fox News and a weekly slot cutting off prank callers on LBC. Not too shabby, but that golden lift has well and truly left without him.

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Still, he has his fans – and what's more, they're apparently willing to pay £23 or £22 (there's a deal to be had there) to see him crack out "funny" anecdotes and swill lager all over the front row at the Lancaster Grand Theatre.

Except they won't get the chance. Since the poster circulated around Twitter last week, campaigners have succeeded in convincing the venue to cancel the event.

A petition was set up by Lancaster local Jason Robinson on change.org to the performance, attracting 216 signatures.

It read: "Anger fuels anger and I am very concerned why the former UKIP leader has decided to make an appearance in our city, whose district was the most pro-remain during the Brexit vote in the county.

"I believe this man deserves no attention whatsoever in Lancaster, whether it is positive or negative as he is a controversial figure and I feel he would bring further controversy to the area if this performance went ahead. "Therefore this petition is for the purpose of cancelling Nigel Farage's appearance at the Lancaster Grand Theatre is it is too soon since he was an advocate for the Brexit vote, and his presence could truly bring a disturbance to our beloved city."

Farage, who is reportedly the subject of an upcoming Hollywood Brexit movie, has yet to respond to the news.