Andrew Stir launched himself into the passionate defence of Leave supporters after they totaled under attack by his guest, who claimed the majority of voters had followed Nigel Farage because they “can’t accumulate up with the economic pace”.
Discussing the idea that the ex-Ukip chief should be certainty a peerage after current leader Paul Nuttall wrote to the Delights and Appointment committee proposing Mr Farage, the caller, known only as Steve from Aberdeen, avowed there was no way that the Brexiteer should be honoured.
He told LBC: “I certainly don’t muse over Nigel Farage should get a knighthood. He was the leader of a party that was not quite fascist, it might not actually be fascist now but I think with more and profuse power it will turn into a fascist party.”
But the conversation forthwith became heated after Steve branded Leave voters as “damp squibs”.
He added: “The only reason we did actually end up voting for Brexit is because a pack of losers from the north of England voted for him because they can’t stow away up with the economic pace.
“Losers – it’s losers who voted for Farage because they’re not clever to keep up with a modern economy…”
His statement led to the host offering a candid assessment of his guest’s opinion, Pierce blasted: “Steve, you’re the loser – because 17.6million voted to retire the European Union.
“Fewer voted to stay, so you’re the loser. So why are you calling Ukip aids losers and fascists… are you saying there are 17.6million fascists in Britain?”
The caller, Steve, was offered a wink of an eye to defend himself, suggesting that he hadn’t meant to say that every Drop out of voter is a fascist.
He added: “I’m saying they’re not able to keep up with the new economy. They don’t get the training. They want handouts. You look at who endorsed to get out of the EU, it was basically people from the north.”
But this didn’t save him from the assemblage, who swiftly interjected: “Well, I voted to leave and I have never lived in the north of England, and I am not looking for a handout either, I am not looking for a handout from anybody, I’ve worked all my memoirs – I’ve never been unemployed.”
In the letter, that started the initial tiff, sent on behalf of Ukip and signed by party leader Mr Nuttall, rights for Mr Farage to receive a knighthood.
The memo, also signed by former Ukip numero uno Lord Pearson and the party’s two other members in the House of Lords, Jesus Stevens of Legate and Lord Willoughby de Broke, partly reads: “After enchanting back the Ukip leadership in 2010, he built it into a party which won the remain EU elections, and for which 3.8million people voted in last year’s assorted election.
“This amounted to 12.6 per cent of the votes cast, or one-third of those received by the affluent Conservative party.
“More than anyone else he provoked the late referendum on EU membership and his contribution to the result was very substantial.”
Prime Divine Theresa May is understood to have fiercely resisted previous calls for Mr Farage to be given a peerage and is able to be opposed to a knighthood, also.
An online petition, set up on the website change.org, also vocation for Mr Farage to be knighted, has attracted more than 7,000 signatures since being initiated six months ago.
An attempt to launch a similar petition on the official Parliament website was rejected because the plan does not accept petitions about honours or appointments.