Nigel Farage has bizarrely distanced himself from the most important slogan used by Brexiteers: that we’re “taking back control”.
Tweeting this afternoon, the newt-faced Brexiteer commented on the government’s newly announced immigration policies, that would ban “low-skilled” immigration to the UK.
Farage said that although taking back control (in this case of our immigration system, allegedly) is “good” – what matters is how we exercise that control.
This is a pretty clear shift in rhetoric. During the EU referendum campaign and after, Brexiteers have insisted that the purpose of Brexit was to regain the UK’s “sovereignty” over its own affairs.
Now, however, Farage insists that what’s actually important is that we use this power to impose a hard-right agenda.
Something makes us think that Farage sold the country a massive lie…
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