Blue card question from Andrew Brons to Nigel Farage following a speech by Farage during a debate held on 11th December in the European Parliament concerning the forthcoming meeting of the European Council to be held on 19th/20th December 2013
Mr. Farage gave a speech devoted to his opposition to the prospect of Bulgarian and Romanian immigration from the 1st January 2014, with emphasis on the costs to the educational and health systems and the benefits system. He said that 92% of ATM crime was committed by Romanians.
Andrew Brons asked:
“You claim you are against immigration or you imply that you are against immigration. However, on 4th May 2010, on the Daily Politics Show, you said that Britain should issue 250,000 work permits each year.
Just now, you referred to Romanians being responsible for ATM crime in London. In fact you could have been more specific. They were Romanian citizens of Roma origin.”
Mr. Farage’s Response
“Thank you for your question. Let me make this clear to you: UKIP is not against immigration. We welcome immigration; we want immigration.”