UPDATE – This EU speech has gone viral getting near to 1 million hits so far. Good timing. With the election just days away, he needs to grab the attention of the public and tell voters it’s time to make a stand.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage: “This morning I spoke in the European Parliament on the EU suggestion that the continent should have a common asylum and migration policy. I felt it was important that I attend to represent the view that this is not just another attack on British sovereignty but also inherently dangerous. Watch and share this video to find out why.”
I posted earlier –
I know the Tap Blog is a broad church, and that to many Tappers, UKIP is anathema. Following on from reading Ralph Ellis, immigration is a much bigger issue than many believe. It’s not about race, Farage says, as does Ellis. Farage focuses on the safe economic arguments where Ellis rightly goes in at the cultural religious level. See previous post. (That was on BBC question time. Farage is broadening the attack now as above video makes clear, to include the threat to European civilization)
Farage gets his message across well in this 30 minute session, facing hostile questioning from the audience.
Farage says he couldn’t believe Britain went along with bombing Libya.
He states that HIV sufferers can no longer get access to NHS treatment due to the numbers of immigrants/health tourists with HIV who face no barrier to entry.
Foreign Aid is hypocricy, he adds. The EU puts up trade barriers so Africans etc cannot sell us agricultural produce, and then we offer as a fig leaf money which almost always ends up in the wrong hands.
Farage wants to leave an ailing, failing European Union. He wants a Commonwealth trade deal. We could be supplied by 2 billion people across the world with fresh produce.
UKRAINE – We stupidly made Ukraine a target of NATO and we have precipitated a crisis. Putin is now a threat, as are Islamic Middle East groups. We need to increase defence spending to 2%.
Looking after veterans is to be made a priority. 9000 ex-servicemen/women are living on the streets.
On fracking, he still defends the creation of a sovereign wealth fund (not linked to fracking in the UKIP manifesto), and says that environmental concerns are simply the norm with energy extraction proposals. He equates The North Sea with fracking/land-based gas extraction. Yet where are the people affected by North Sea extraction ? Fracking leads to a rise in deaths and illness amongst those who live nearby. Water resources are polluted permanently, and air pollution levels lead to a decline in the health of a large number of people. It’s not all about money, Mr Farage. And there too – why are all the shares of the fracking companies on the floor and the industry is in a state of collapse around the world? Because it’s an economic con as well as a health catastrophe. That’s why.
For all the insanity on fracking/unconventional gas extraction, which threatens our own village and businesses, Britain must get out of the EU, and try to get back to a more democratic existence. Once that’s in place, things like fracking would be thrown out instantly, as long as people are at the same time given the correct information.
Meanwhile Farage searches for the key issues which kick with the electorate. HIV treatment not being available as easily as once it was, due to health tourism is a good starter. Despite wrong-headed policies on fracking, and possibly other areas, I still would prefer to see Farage and a few other elected on May 7th than not. If we don’t win back political freedom, we are all finished in the long term anyway. The EU’s Asylum Policy will ensure that.