The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has taken the extraordinary step of publicly blasting Britain’s monarch-in-waiting, Prince Charles, after comments he made about Syria and migration being linked to climate change.
Speaking to Sky News, the Prince of Wales, who is next in line to the British throne, said: “[T]here’s very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.”
But UKIP have hit back, in a statement attributed to a party spokesman, who alludes to the fact that Prince Charles is both a hypocrite over his private jet uses and motorcades – and indeed should be using his influence in the world to keep Britain safe, rather than promoting the left-wing climate change agenda.
The UKIP spokesman commented: “Prince Charles will likely fly once again by private jet to Paris and be picked up by a convoy of gas guzzling motorcars in order to preach about cutting carbon emissions.
“At the start of this year he and Camilla were hosted by the Saudi Royal Family to use his special relationship with the monarchy to promote British interests. Perhaps he will use those connections to encourage the oil rich Gulf states to help tackle the threat from Islamic extremism and play their part in helping refugees in the region.
“Links between terror cells in Saudi Arabia and Islamic State are well established, and it is documented that a vast amount of funding for extremism is also coming from inside Saudi Arabia. Rather than make frankly ludicrous comments about climate change leading to Middle Eastern conflict, he actually has the right connections to say and do something useful.”
While Prince Charles’s comments are not out of the ordinary for him, his involvement in political matters is becoming more heavily scrutinised with many believing his ascent to the throne is imminent.
One critic told Breitbart London: “Well all I can say is… God Save The Queen… and God help us if Prince Charles becomes King.”