Police blockade of right-wing conference in Brussels ‘unconstitutional’

Police blocked the entrance to the controversial event while Nigel Farage was speaking

Nigel Farage, honorary president of the Reform UK party, gives a speech on Day 1 of The National Conservatism Conference at the Claridge in Brussels. Picture: Getty

Alexander De Croo, the Belgian prime minister, has described the shutdown of a "national conservatism" conference in Brussels unacceptable and unconstitutional.

His comments follow dramatic scenes at the Claridge venue in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, when riot police blocked the entrance to an event at which former Ukip party leader Nigel Farage was speaking.

Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, and former UK home secretary Suella Braverman are also slated to appear at the ...