UK's Nigel Farage on EU funding and Cornwall industry


UKIP's Nigel Farage on EU rules and Cornwall industry

I caught up with UKIP's leader Nigel Farage just before he headed off to the party's annual conference.

We talked about the party's strategy to finally make a breakthrough in domestic elections and the merits of European funding (like Cornwall's Objective One).

The latter, in his view, is simply fodder for "quangos" and "fat cats".

I suggested the Eden Project, Combined Universities in Cornwall, and the county's superfast broadband might, at the very least, be exceptions to this rule.

The venue for our chat boasts some of the finest views in London.

It is, ironically perhaps, the roof terrace of the European Commission's British headquarters, where UKIP also maintains a small pied a terre.

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    Comment number 17.

    According to the figures given to me by my calculator we give
    53,000,000 pounds everyday to Brussels. That totals over one year to
    19,345,000,000 pounds. Even I, as a comparitively un-educated person can see that we are handing over vast amounts of cash every year. FOR WHAT?
    And for how many years so far, have we been sending it over to the continent?. Add it up ladies & gents and consider if

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    Comment number 16.

    To all the anti-EU Cornwallites:
    a) 'An English Parliament would look after Cornish interests'. What's stopping Cameron doing so now?
    b) 'The fishing trade would bounce back outside the EU'. What, so its EU regulation that has caused fish stock depletion, is it?
    c) 'EU funding just goes to fund bureaucracy'. Total myth. Without that funding, Cornwall would be much poorer than it already is.

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    Comment number 15.

    I vote for them, we spend billions a year to belong to a 'club' that provides NO benefits and additional burdens. We don't need to be 'in' Europe to trade with them, our trade balance is negative - in part because of the implementation of the rules that our civil service have done (for their own gains). Sack the civil service, leave Europe, we will all be better off.

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    Comment number 14.

    As quiet as the Lib, Con and Lab are, it is obvious that UKIP are growing. UKIP are ahead now with the Lib's and gathering momentum. I am so very happy that the Nation - so many died for - is now fighting for their honour and now - in the 21st Century - our freedom from EU control.
    Thank you Mr Farage - and your excellent team.

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    Comment number 13.

    WHat a disgusting display of unfair reporting, not giving Farage anything, I bet if it was that greenie in Brighton or a LibDem Oates would have gotten all jelly at the knees.

    Typical BBC bias!


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