UK's Nigel Farage on EU funding and Cornwall industry

  • 24 September 2012
  • From the section England
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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.