Nigel Farage Is A Bit Confused About Whether He Ever Said “Britain Is Full”

That really depends on what your definition of “said” is.

1. UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed today that he has never said “Britain is full”.


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“I have never said ‘Britain is full” Nigel Farage tells @thejeremyvine

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“I’ve never ever said Britain is full, I’ve never ever used that term,” Farage told BBC Radio 2.

Yesterday Farage said that Britain should accept refugees from Syria, angering some of his party’s supporters, who felt it contradicted his anti-immigration stance.

3. Here’s Nigel Farage being interviewed by the BBC on September 20, 2013.

“David Cameron, with Clegg with him of course, has to go to Brussels and say “I’m sorry, guys, we ain’t going to do this, we are not opening the doors unconditionally to 28million people - we can’t do it, Britain is full, and I’m sorry if we’re breaking your treaty.”

Whether the fact he was merely saying that this is what the Prime Minister should say means that he wasn’t really saying it himself is left as an exercise for the reader.

4. As a bonus, here’s a UKIP leaflet from the 2010 General Election.

Although, to be fair, this leaflet wasn’t centrally produced by the party - it was produced locally in the South Ribble constituency.

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Tom Phillips is the UK editorial director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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