'It's like 1984': US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in bizarre rant against Bilderberg Group on BBC1's Andrew Neil show
US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones lost his temper in spectacular style on live television on Saturday, accusing the Bilderberg Group of being “heavily involved in the EU plan”, which he described as a “Nazi plan” and shouting “Freedom will not stop” repeatedly to bemused guests.
Jones had been invited to appear on BBC1’s Sunday Politics show alongside Times columnist David Aaronovitch to discuss the Bilderberg Conference which took place this weekend. During his outburst, Jones said that some of his reporters had been turned away, “but they didn’t turn me back and I was told this because they don’t wanna make a stink.”
Despite presenter Andrew Neil’s best attempts at preventing Jones from talking over Aaronovitch with: “You are not going to dominate this, he gets to speak too - it’s not your own radio show”, and “Could you let him finish”, Jones still continued his outburst of conspiracy theories. At one point Jones interrupted the debate with: “We’re in a police state, it’s like 1984, you guys just want to normalise it!” to which Aaronovitch asked: “Alex, if it’s a police state how come you’re here?”
“Do you think the BBC is part of the Bilderberg group?” asked Neil, to which Jones replied: “Well, you know, Winston Smith did work here, I mean come on Eric Blair worked here and that’s what he said it was.”
Jones had become increasingly aggravated and disruptive as the interview progressed. At one point, he shouted: “Hey listen! I’m here to warn people, you keep telling me to shut up, this isn’t a game OK. Our government the US is building FEMA camps."
His rant culminated in him chanting: “Take them away. Infowars.com. Liberty is rising. Liberty is rising. Freedom will not stop. You will not stop freedom. You will not stop the republic. Humanity is awakening. Infowars.com”
A smiling Neil ended the show by saying: “You (Mr Jones) are the worst person I've ever interviewed. David (Aaronovitch), thank you for being with us”, whilst laughing and shaking his head.
Art Somebody is going around telling people he's Banksy - but it isn't the street artist
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 4 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
Game of Thrones season 5: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as it’s not him
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Phil Tufnell, Heather Mills and co take to the slopes
Costa Book Awards 2015: H is for Hawk named book of the year
New Ghostbusters movie lands all-female cast with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures