The ex-MEP Nigel Farage, and Brexit campaigner, is now working as a broadcaster according to an article in the Daily Mirror on May 1 and as a key worker, a spokesman confirmed, the lockdown rules do not apply to him.
His mission was to make a film about immigrants on a beach and he travelled 100 miles to Pett, and then Hastings, where he interviewed members of the public. The interviews were later used on LBC radio.
However, Sussex Police reminded him that the public should be staying at home for their own safety and the safety of others and not making non-essential journeys.
Downing Street later clarified that the exemption covered journalists who are “informing and communicating with the public on the coronavirus crisis”.
Large numbers of migrants from France continue to cross the Channel in small boats during the pandemic and have been regularly detained on beaches between Winchelsea and Hastings by Border Force staff and others.
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