Friday, December 12, 2014

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage blames immigration on motorway traffic jam

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage blamed UK immigrants for a traffic jam, which resulted in him being unable to attend a party event in Wales on Friday.

His astonishing statement was made to BBC Wales after he missed a UKIP convention in Port Talbot, which he said was due to Britain’s high levels of immigration causing congestion on the M4 motorway.

Over 100 UKIP members had coughed up £25 each to attend the event featuring their charismatic leader. But Farage failed to arrive in time, telling BBC's Sunday Politics Wales, "It took me six hours and 15 minutes to get here - it should have taken three-and-a-half to four.

"That is nothing to do with professionalism, what it does have to do with is a population that is going through the roof chiefly because of open-door immigration and the fact that the M4 is not as navigable as it used to be."

Labour's Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith said his remarks were "absurd".

“Remarks like these are what makes Farage so dangerous.

"It is clearly absurd to suggest heavy traffic on the M4 is caused by immigration, but through the laughter at his silly comments you can hear UKIP's dog-whistle politics of division."

UKIP has gained popularity with voters in recent years, largely built on anti-immigration and anti-EU rhetoric. Farage has called for strict controls on immigration, especially from the EU, which would effectively mean Britain pulling out of the European Union. Some in the party have even suggested sending home EU nationals!

We have heard of politicians blaming immigrants for a country’s economic woes, for instance Adolph Hitler, but never for a traffic jam on a busy motorway.

Let's not forget that our NHS (National Health Service) would not be able to run without foreign Doctors, Nurses and Care Workers, which is why hospitals are now recruiting Nurses in Spain, Ireland, Croatia and The Philippines for UK job vacancies.

The MEP (Member of European Parliament) also forgets that Irish immigrants helped build Britain's motorways!

Anyway, who were these so-called immigrants clogging up the M4 road to Wales? Maybe English people emigrating to Wales? 

If he wanted to be sure of getting there on time he could have taken the train? Politicians are always trying to force us to use over crowded public transport, while they use taxis and chauffeur driven cars.

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