Farage Blasts Adonis: Ill Tell You About Nationalism
Nigel Farage has let rip in response to the resignation of Remoaning Lord Adonis. He told LBC host John Stapleton:
“I’ll tell you about nationalism Lord Adonis. It’s an organisation that has a flag, an anthem, a police force, it wants an Army, a Navy and an Air Force in place by 2025.
“And worst of all, it’s expansionist. It wants to bring in more countries to the East.
“It’s already helped provoke a war with Russia.
“If you want to talk about nationalism, please come with me to Brussels and see them when they stand ramrod to attention to the European anthem. That’s nationalism.”
Lord Adonis resigned yesterday as chair of the government-backed National Infrastructure Commission saying that Theresa May had become the ‘voice of UKIP’. Mr Farage responded:
“If only! If only!
“Ukip voters and Brexiteers do not want to pay a £40billion leaving bill, they don’t want a transition period. They want our fishing borders brought back as quickly as possible.
“And when it comes to signing up with regulatory alignment, we’re horrified by it. Because effectively, what the Prime Minister is offering us is Brexit in name only.”
Conservative Eurosceptic Peter Bone also blasted the Labour peer, saying he was ‘out of touch with the people’ and irrelevant after Adonis committed to “relentlessly” fight Brexit.