Specsavers has asked for its sponsorship branding to be pulled for tonight’s sell-out talk by UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
The event at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas has been organised by the Isle of Man Sporting and Dining Club.
Specsavers has sponsored the Sporting and Dining Club since 2013.
A spokesman for the company stressed the Specsavers store in Douglas has not pulled its sponsorship of the Sporting and Dining Club but it had requested to the organiser that its logo and name is not included in the publicity for this particular event.
He explained: ‘The reason for this is that Specsavers has no political affiliation and therefore does not feel it appropriate to be associated by name with a lecture given by a political party leader, especially with a General Election on the horizon.’
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is the latest high-profile guest to speak to the Sporting and Dining Club.
Other politicians or former MPs invited to appear have included Respect Party founder George Galloway, former Tory Ministers Ann Widdecombe and Michael Portillo and former Tory peer Jeffrey Archer.
A Major Firm Drops Sponsorship Due To Nigel Farage
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‘Specsavers‘, A Major Firm Drops Sponsorship of a meeting in the Isle of Man Due To Nigel Farage’s involvement.
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