Last week I had my cancellation notice. Through abuse and physical threats over the years I’ve developed thick skin. However, the cancel culture mob is not afraid to take revenge.

This latest case not only proves how a sickness is increasingly infecting a large part of British culture and shows no sign of abating, but how it is damaging society’s most vulnerable.

To raise funds for a hospice in my area, I was invited to speak at an event held at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club. It relies on donations, as with all charities.

It was billed as ‘An Evening With Nigel Farage – The Man Not The Myth’. This was an entirely non-political affair. After a short speech I’d be taking questions from the audience about my life, and how it all ended. It was going to be some pre-Christmas fun for a worthy cause.

I had been invited to speak at an event at the Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club next month to help raise money for a local hospice, writes Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage reports that I was asked to speak at the Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club’s next month event to help raise money to support a local hospice. 

All was well until a few politically-active members of the rugby team took offense at the idea. Local Labour councillor was open to the idea and an online petition was started asking why.

Social-media abuse was inevitable. Twitter was the most offensive, with one vocal ranter named Hussein Khambalia. His Twitter profile features the EU flag and he describes himself as being a surgeon. This suggests that we have different opinions about Brussels.

For such hard-line Remainers, Brexit is a crime that can never be forgiven – even if that means charities such as St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston are denied extra funds. It is ironic that a doctor would choose politics over end-of life care.

Not content with targeting me, in a pattern of attack used by many online ‘campaigners’, the rugby club’s committee and the hospice itself were abused by trolls. Sadly, these threats – often hiding behind the cloak of anonymity offered by social-media sites – rattled both the club and hospice.

The event was cancelled Monday.

I’ve been told that the rugby club’s chairman has since resigned in protest at the cancellation while several members, including former England rugby internationals, are furious, too.

Concerning the hospice, the boss had become so intimidated that he felt obliged to give in.

The hate-fest by hard-Left Trolls was overthrown and the welfare of a hospice that serves 380,000 residents had to be sacrificed.

This toxic cancel culture must stop.

Such a deranged notion is akin to the ¿Unperson¿ invented by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, says Farage

Such a deranged notion is akin to the ‘Unperson’ invented by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, says Farage

It seems there is no limit to the number of people who some think should be erased from the present or murdered from history without any kind of debate – just like Cambodia’s despot Pol Pot declaring that his country would start again at ‘Year Zero’.

It is shameful that many companies in both the public and private sector bow to the Marxist agenda.

This would not be absurd if it wasn’t disturbing.

This argument is not about freedom of speech. But it is much deeper. The issue is whether or not certain people should be permitted to exist.

Such a deranged notion is akin to the ‘Unperson’ invented by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four – an individual who, usually for political or ideological reasons, has been expunged by the State and all trace erased. This is exactly the aim of those behind today’s cancel culture.

They would never murder me to attain their goals, I wish. But you never know.

Britain was a country where I have lived my entire life with different views. People who held opposing views were allowed to speak out. However, expressing a private opinion in these times of Twitter and other social media platforms can become a crime.

As a result, a charity event – with which they have no personal link – can be cancelled just because they disagree with the individual who is giving a speech there.

Britain is currently in the grips of a deadly and dangerous disease for which neither politicians nor organisations have been able to provide a remedy.

Be careful. It is possible that your order will be cancelled.