WATCH: Tory MP LIES About Farage & UKIP: “Nigel Farage Wasn’t In Favour Of Original EU Referendum”
Speaking on the BBC’s Question Time, Conservative MP Dominic Raab hit out with lies about Farage, saying that he wasn’t in favour of a referendum in the first place.
The program, hosted this week in North London, followed a very divisive series of events this morning when Nigel Farage appeared to say that he supported a second referendum.
Dominic, the MP for Esher and Walton, said: “Nigel Farage wasn’t in favour of an original referendum; he just said ‘Vote UKIP, we’ll just take you straight out.
“So I don’t think what they’re doing is as a matter of democratic principle, it’s raw political expedience.”
However, UKIP’s manifesto from 2015, when Nigel was leader, said: “UKIP believes British citizens should have an in/out referendum on our membership of the EU as soon as possible.”
The manifesto was clear that UKIP supported a leave vote, saying: “For 40 years the UK and the EU have been pulling in different directions: Brexit will leave us free to fulfil our different destinies, while enjoying mutually beneficial and prosperous relationships with each other. ”
Clarifying their position in 2015, the manifesto said: “As a minimum, we will seek continued access on free-trade terms to the EU’s single market. Our custom is valuable to the EU now and will continue to be so following Brexit.”
Evidently, Dominic has been telling rather naughty lies!
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