UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage hosts his first “Say No to EU” meeting live from the Margate Winter Gardens this evening, with the speech due to begin around 7:30pm. The entire event will be livestreamed below, and over at Breitbart London’s Facebook page.
Mr Farage’s speech will be especially noteworthy given the Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement today that Britain is set to take 20,000 extra refugees over the course of this parliament.
You can also watch Breitbart London’s interview with Mr Farage from Friday, just after he launched the “Say No to EU” campaign in London (see below the video).
Please note the stream is being provided by a third party and as such Breitbart London will be unable to deal with any technical issues with the stream.
From Sunday, 6th September:
Moments after launching UKIP’s campaign, Mr Farage sat down to talk with Breitbart London about how he thinks the diversity in the ‘Out’ campaigns could be a benefit.
Listen as he speaks emotionally about the EU migrant crisis, and the deceased Syrian boy who was found washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach.
He details that “real people” have a hunger for old fashioned politics, and mentions how since he started doing public meetings they have been emulated by both Jeremy Corbyn and George Galloway – perhaps a sign that anti-establishment politicians of all stripes realise that there is a huge constituency out there disillusioned with Westminster politics.
Speaking about an old poll repackaged as new by the Spectator and the Telegraph, Mr Farage said: “The posh boys, you know who’ve never had a job, who’ve come straight from Oxbridge into politics, who are generally too cowardly to take on the real issues of the day think they should be the top dogs in this referendum campaign.
“Well I’m very happy to work with them, but the idea that any of them could lead anything… I mean I wouldn’t let most of them run a bath, frankly… Their line is that Farage is toxic… well at least the public have heard of me. Who’s ever heard of any of them?”
On Jeremy Corbyn, he said that the diversity of ‘No’ campaigns meant that UKIP’s campaign could target “Labour voters would will be appalled by Corbyn.” Asked who these voters were, he said: “There are two Labour votes as I see it. There is a left wing, traditional socialist Labour vote, and, make no mistake Corbyn will not collapse the Labour vote overnight, because he’ll get the green vote. I mean come on. He rides a bicycle, he’s got a beard. Well, you have too… and he’s a vegan tee-totaler so there’s no point voting Green anymore because you’ve got your man.
“But what I do see is an old Labour vote. Traditional, family orientated… immensely proud of the contributions their families have made over two world wars. Good, bloomin’ decent people who voted Labour because they thought that Labour was on their side. And they will look at Corbyn… as a friend of Gerry Adams.”
He also reiterated his appeal for Jeremy Corbyn to share a platform with him during UKIP’s 300-date referendum tour:
“This isn’t about left or right,” he said. “It isn’t about agreeing or disagreeing. It’s about do we have a sovereign country that has the ability to agree. And a Supreme Court that is supreme and that’s why this referendum is the most important constitutional question I’m going to face in my lifetime.”