‘I won’t back down to lefties!’

GB News presenter Lee Anderson was embroiled in a fiery row with Matthew Stadlen as the pair discussed the police’s handling of pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

The Conservative Party Deputy Party Chairman said protecting Britain “should always come first”.

Lee Anderson and Matthew Stadlen were embroiled in a tense clash


He said they were making “inflammatory” remarks such as “we want our country back”, a point Anderson pulled up, questioning “what is inflammatory about that?”

Anderson continued: “I want people in this country to respect history, tradition and our laws.”


Stadlen then suggested Anderson was guilty of hypocrisy due to his calls for the UK to bypass a Supreme Court ruling that deemed the Rwanda migrant plan unlawful.

“The courts decide who has broken the laws”, he said.

“If you don’t obey the law of the land, as the Deputy Chairman of your party, what message does that send?”

Anderson said: “I believe in the law of the land, I also believe in protecting this country. That should come first.

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“I double down on my statement. I will not back down to any lefties.”

Stadlen said: “So you think we should break the law? So when some of your constituents break the law, you say ‘that’s fine?’”

The GB News star hit back, saying Stadlen was making a “ridiculous” statement.

He then went on to comment on how Stadlen “goes to bed at night”, saying he is likely to lock down his home to protect his family.

Anderson said Britain should be doing the same thing for the country, hence his position on the Rwanda migrant policy.

It comes as ministers are “absolutely determined” to get a removal flight to Rwanda off before the next election, Home Secretary James Cleverly has said, after the policy was ruled unlawful.

The Cabinet minister said he does not “think” the UK will need to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as they come under pressure from the Tory right.

He defended plans for emergency legislation to get Parliament to deem Rwanda a “safe” country despite the Supreme Court’s concerns over risks to asylum seekers.


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