Friday 19 January 2018

'Idiot’ Bilderberg conspiracy theorist disrupts BBC politics show

Bilderberg conspiracy theorist Alex Jones flew into an uncontrollable tirade live on the BBC’s flagship politics programme after host Andrew Neil described him as an “idiot”.

American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones
American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones

Hayley Dixon

Mr Jones, who runs a conspiracy theory website, began shouting and ranting after the Sunday Politics host told him to “shut it”.

As he screamed “freedom will not stop, you will not stop freedom” Mr Neil tried to bring the show to a close, telling him he was the worst guest ever, then stifling a laugh and pulling faces as he said: “We have an idiot on the programme today.”

Mr Jones appeared on the Sunday morning show as the secretive Bilderberg Group - comprising politicians, economists, academics and business leaders - is meeting at a hotel in Watford.

“The moment Alex Jones knew he was no longer on air he stopped. All an act,” he wrote on Twitter.

Mr Jones appeared alongside David Aaronovitch, a journalist and author who has written a book debunking conspiracy theories.

“Bilderberg is heavily involved in the EU plan and helped hatched it and it is a Nazi plan,” Mr Jones claimed.

“It is the ultimate lobbying meeting”, he said, adding that the attendees were “puppeteers above the major parties”.

Mr Aaronovitch questioned the truth of Mr Jones' claims, asking why he had not been killed for exposing what he describes as a deadly new world order.

The radio host was told several times to be quiet and let his counterpart speak, until eventually Mr Neil can be heard in the background telling him “Oi - shut it.”

At this point Mr Jones, who suggested the BBC were part of the conspiracy, lost his temper, shouting: “Listen, I am here to warn. You keep telling me to shut up. This is isn’t a game.”

Mr Neil responded: “You are the worst person I have ever interviewed.”

The American then began raising his voice, trying to shout over the host who was thanking his other guest.

Pointing and shouting as he plugged his website he ranted: “Freedom will not stop, you will not stop freedom. You will stop the republic. Humanity is awakening.”

When Mr Neill made a gesture signifying he thought Mr Jones was mentally unstable he shouted: “No, you guys are crazy.”

After the show the “shock jock” – named for his aggressive radio style – said he thought his appearance was a success but denied that it was an “act”.

On his website claims were posted the he “confronted” the BBC and shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and “blew Bilderberg wide open”.

Mr Aaronovitch also took to Twitter to talk about the controversial show, telling his followers: “If you thought that @daily_politics discussion on #Bilderberg was mad to watch, all I can say is that actually being there was even crazier.”

Claiming he had “warned” the BBC about the conspiracy theorist he added: “Jones told me afterwards that his appearance on @daily_politics had been a great success. I told him that Brits don't much like yelling.”

Mr Jones is no stranger to controversial interviews. In January launched a tirade of abuse on Piers Morgan after he was invited on the show to debate gun control.

He later started a petition to get the chat show host deported.

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