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US rockers Rage Against The Machine have issued a “cease and desist” letter to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage over the name of his podcast.

The band has warned that his LBC Radio podcast ‘Farage Against the Machine’ “brazenly and unlawfully exploits” their name and logo.

Demanding that he shut it down, the band warned that it has “publicly denounced the type of right-wing ideology you espouse for decades; in fact, that has been an integral part of the band’s identity and purpose.”

Sent to Mr Farage by the band’s lawyer Howard King, the letter warns that the “implication of any endorsement by our client of you or your policies is particularly abhorrent.”

“Your anti-immigrant rhetoric, lack of social compassion and barely disguised racism and xenophobia are the antithesis of what RATM stands for,” reads the letter.

“Stop using RATM’s name and logo; change the name of your podcast and find some other target to troll.

“We suggest President Trump.”

Farage has met with President Trump on a number of occasions and has said that he counts him among his friends.

The band already came out strongly when Mr Farage revealed the name of his podcast in March, tweeting, “This pissweasel IS the machine – peddling the sort of inane, blame-heavy bullshit that the guys in @RATM have been raging against since day one.”

In his letter, Mr King also demanded that Mr Farage stop using any marketing, promotion or advertising that “falsely associates you, your colleagues at LBC and Fox, and your far-right political views with RATM.”


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