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Monday, December 08, 2014

Farage fantasy lost on the M4

The highlight of the weekend has to be Nigel Farage's excuse for missing a reception at the UKIP Wales Conference at the weekend. 

As the Independent reports, the UKIP leader blamed the fact that he missed a paid-for party event in Wales on immigrants:

In an appearance on BBC’s Sunday Politics Wales, Mr Farage was accused of a lack of professionalism after he failed to make it to a “Meet Nigel Farage” evening in Port Talbot for which about 100 people paid £25 each.

But the party leader said that traffic on the M4 was to blame for his lateness – and put that down to “the population going through the roof”.

He said: “It took me six hours and 15 minutes to get here - it should have taken three-and-a-half to four.

“That has nothing to do with professionalism, what it does have to do with is a country in which the population is going through the roof chiefly because of open-door immigration and the fact that the M4 is not as navigable as it used to be.”

This is the political equivalent of 'the dog ate my homework' and it has quite rightly been derided on social media. It underlines how much UKIP are getting caught up in their own fantasies.
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