UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells the people of Scotland: ‘You’ve not suffered like Wisbech or Boston’ when it comes to immigration

UKIP's Nigel Farage in Scotland

UKIP's Nigel Farage in Scotland - Credit: Archant

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says Scotland “has not suffered like Wisbech or Boston” from immigration.

He told The Scotsman newspaper: “I accept there is a difference between Scotland and England [in terms of attitude towards immigration], but I don’t accept that there is a gulf.

“Towns in Scotland have not suffered like Wisbech or Boston and the places in eastern England which have been fundamentally changed since 2004.

“Yet despite that, Scottish people polled about their concerns about open borders and immigration are not actually very far behind England in saying here’s an issue that needs to be controlled.”

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said he is planning for an early EU referendum in March and believes he can persuade Scots to support his campaign to leave Europe.


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Farage told the Scotsman that there were large numbers of undecided Scottish voters who could be persuaded to back Britain leaving the EU once they were exposed to the arguments.

“Let’s not forget that apart from Ukip, which is relatively small in Scotland, people in Scotland haven’t heard an EU argument for 40 years”

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