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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron of sounding like his echo, copying his long-standing policies in order to win back the electorate.
Farage, who has long advocated traditional values, a reduction to immigration, and a stopping of spending on costly ‘green policies’ notes in his Express column today that Cameron and the Conservative Party are beginning to sound more like UKIP every day.
…I’ve noticed someone else saying similar things in recent months, someone who not so long ago was saying the opposite on nearly all the points I’ve listed above. The person is David Cameron. It’s like he’s become a little echo and I find this most curious.
After all, when he first became Tory leader, Mr Cameron downplayed concerns about immigration, saying he liked the country as it is and not as it was. He said his Christian faith faded in and out. He was all in favour of pouring your money into windfarms, telling people to “vote blue to go green”.
He made a big point of backing Labour’s Climate Change Act that costs British citizens £18billion a year.
He backed Gordon Brown’s excessive public spending – pledging to match Labour’s bloated spending levels even while we were warning that borrowing was running out of control and taxes on working people were too high.
And of course, he was dead set against letting you have a referendum on EU membership. He said that would be against the national interest, implying that you could not be trusted to reach a sensible decision on such an important issue.
Farage’s comments come on the same day that the Guardian published a flattering interview with the man. Decca Aitkenhead noted of the UKIP leader:
“He is one of the jolliest politicians I’ve ever met – exuberantly self-deprecating (“Why would I take paternity leave? I’m absolutely useless!”), quick to laugh, great fun, and uncommonly at ease in his own skin.”
The full interview can be read here.