Another expert leaves Nigel Farage 'running scared' over Brexit

PUBLISHED: 13:04 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:53 20 August 2018

Nigel Farage. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Images.

Nigel Farage. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Images.

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Nigel Farage has been accused of "running scared" from a doctor who destroyed his claims about the damage Brexit will have on the NHS.

Dr Rachel Clarke responded to the former UKIP leader on social media after he dismissed yet another warning from NHS professionals over a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.

Farage accused the British Medical Association of engaging in an “extreme form” of “project fear” and called the body that represents healthcare professionals an “absolute disgrace”. That’s right – the very people who save lives on a daily basis.

Dr Clarke, a palliative care doctor from Oxford, responded with a Twitter thread of devastating statistics and hard-hitting facts. She ended the thread with a challenge to debate the facts on his LBC programme.

Her tweets have reached more than 1.5 million people in just one day with hundreds praising the responses.

NHS campaigner Clive Peedell said: “Dr Rachel Clarke is Nigel Farage’s worst nightmare to interview about Brexit and the NHS. She’s a doctor with an academic background in politics and she talks in an evidence-based, factual and truthful manner”.

Broadcaster Shelagh Fogarty said: “Judge this one for yourself, people. I’m not on those wards. @doctor_oxford is”.

The lack of acknowledgement from the arch-Brexiteer to the tweets have prompted many to claim that he is “running scared” from the argument.

Twitter user @_havelok said: “Nigel Farage deals with empty emotive rhetoric, not real issues that affect real people’s real lives”.

Ailsa Rutter tweeted: “Nigel Farage in a million years doesn’t have the guts. Running scared. Knows he’d be totally out classed and out of his depth. Shameful self publicity”.

Last month a vet left Nigel Farage speechless after she presented him with the facts surrounding the impact of Brexit on her industry.

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