Fox News Invites UKIP Leader Nigel Farage To Push Anti-Immigrant Message After Brexit
Farage: "Ultimately, This Referendum Wasn't Decided By Economic Arguments ... We Want To Control Our Borders"
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From the June 27 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
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TRISH REGAN (GUEST HOST): How is it that you think so many people got this wrong, Nigel? I mean, all of the polls were wrong on this. The expectation was yes, it was gonna be tight, but that ultimately people would vote to stay.
NIGEL FARAGE: Well, I think they wanted to believe that. And they thought that project fear, or perhaps even project threat, would keep the little people in line, you know, allow the big multi-nationals, the Goldman Sachs', the people that love the institutions that you can see right behind me, and they just assumed that would work.
Ultimately, this referendum wasn't decided by economic arguments. It was decided by a basic argument of sovereignty, should we make our own laws in our own country? And crucially, should we control our own borders. Now, immigration I know is becoming a hotter issue in American politics right now, too, but just think about this. We're a country of 65 million people. Our population is rising by nearly half a million people every single year, just because we've got an open border policy, with the rest over the European Union.
People said, enough, we want to govern our own country, we want to make our own laws, we want our own Supreme Court to be supreme, and we want to control our borders. And that now is what must happen, yet, what we're seeing today from S&P and others is the establishment having lost, they haven't quite given in yet.