Nigel Farage echoes Labour’s ‘British jobs for British workers’
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been talking about immigrants, migrants and jobs. The Guardian leads with Farage’s views on Muslims in the UK who could form “a fifth column and kill us”.
The Independent also leds with Farage. It picks up on his views that laws banning discrimination on grounds of nationality or race are put of date.
“If I talked to my children… about the question of race, they wouldn’t know what I was talking about,” he was reported to say.
Farage has four children: Samuel (born 1989), Thomas (born 1991), Victoria (born 2000) and Isabelle (born 2005). Do none of them have a clue about race? If they don’t it’s because they are enlightened rather than ignorant. Isn’t it?
Farage adds that he wants employers to be able to select staff by their nationality.
Farage responded to Trevor Phillips’ question on whether there would be a law against discrimination on the grounds of race or colour under Ukip:
“No … because we take the view, we are colour-blind. We as a party are colour-blind.”
“I think the situation that we now have, where an employer is not allowed to choose between a British-born person and somebody from Poland, is a ludicrous state of affairs. I would argue that the law does need changing, and that if an employer wishes to choose, or you can use the word ‘discriminate’ if you want to, but wishes to choose to employ a British-born person, they should be allowed to do so.”
British. Or British born and holding a British passport?
Is he way out there? No. He’s on message. After all it was Labvour leader Gordon Brown who said, “British jobs for British workers.”
Farage noticed. He adds:
“Gordon Brown, as Labour prime minister, spoke of British jobs for British workers… Well I’m saying it and really meaning it.”
He’s not radical at all, is he?