UNITED KINGDOM – Nigel Farage has hit out against accusations that he is racist by suggesting some of his best friends are dirty immigrants who are ruining Britain and need to be stopped at any cost.
Mr Farage claimed the perception of him in the media “is all wrong”, insisting he really has no problem spending time with “people that should be sent back to the God forsaken land they came from immediately.”
To prove his point, he recalled the many good times he had spent with non-British Citizens, particularly at the UK border shouting for them to turn around and get back on the plane.
‘You’ve got it all wrong’
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader has faced mounting claims of racism, largely by the section of the population who have heard him speak for any length of time.
In a statement this week, Mr Farage said he felt hurt by the accusations and fears his public perception “could fall lower than the average height of Chinaman” if allegations continued.
And ahead of the 2015 General Election, Mr Farage made an effort to “set the record straight” – arguing that it was not fair to be judged as a racist solely based on the things he had consistently said time and time and time again over an extended period.
“I would like to categorically state that I am not a racist,” said the 50-year-old who called for an end to accusations that were “causing my reputation to become more suspect than a Romanian”.
“Yes the majority of my party are white and reject the very notion of racial integration,” he admitted, “but the fact that some of my very best friends are filthy immigrants grotesquely changing the nature of Britain proves I’m not a racist.”
“That should settle this absurd debate once a for all.”
Set the record straight
Mr Farage went on to explain that he spends “lots” of quality time with people from Poland, Jamaica and Bangladesh “to name a few”, discussing a variety of issues such as how best to get them all back to their home countries so they would no longer be a burden to the UK economy.
“So let’s end this racism nonsense and focus on what matters. Getting these people the f*ck out of our country…err, I mean governing the country back to prosperity.”
“Sorry, I don’t know where that came from.”