On the later point please forfeit your claim to our country prior to lecturing us on how it should be run.
Secondly an Irexit is as close to the realm of fantasy as Narnia as far as the Irish economy is concerned.
The four pillars of our economy, being Agriculture, IT, Pharmaceuticals, and Finance are all heavily dependent on Ireland’s participation in the EU. Arguably we would have left long ago if the community was not so beneficial to investment in our infrastructure and agricultural industry, not to mention the market space EU participation creates for our exports.
So who is Nigel speaking to, is this a rally for racists & bigots, is Nigel Farage a racist, do we give him the benefit of the doubt, will AntiFa Ireland respect his right to free speech?
All very interesting questions if you ask me and which can only be answered by looking at Farage’s 10 most memorable quotes:
- “Any normal and fair-minded person would have a perfect right to be concerned if a group of Romanian people suddenly moved in next door.”
- “Donald Trump believes in nation-state democracy; Hillary Clinton used the E.U. as a prototype for a larger global union. Donald Trump believes in sensible immigration controls.”
- “We may have made one of the biggest and most stupid collective mistakes in history by getting so worried about global warming.”
- “We know the costs of Europe. What are the benefits?”
- “You know, I hear all these things about women's rights.”
- "There are 7,000 diagnoses in this country every year for people who are HIV positive, which is not a good place for any of them to be, but 60% are not British nationals.”
- “I have here a letter from a 30-year-old HIV-positive man in London who says 'why are the waiting rooms now full to overflowing? Why does it now take me three weeks to get an appointment?'. And he says to me, 'it is because, since we opened the door in 2012, we're now incapable of providing HIV treatment for people legally living in Britain?”
- “I have to confess I do have a slight preference. I do think, naturally, that people from India and Australia are in some ways more likely to speak English, understand common law, and have a connection with this country than some people that come perhaps from countries that haven't fully recovered from being behind the Iron Curtain.”
- “I love Europe! France is wonderful. It should be. We've subsidised it for 40 years.”
- “The more exposure I get, those that would never vote for me anyway get angrier and angrier. But amongst the undecideds, no. I can persuade them. I am a voice that can sway some of those undecideds.”
Also of note, speaking at this weekend’s event is Galway Councillor James Charity, Sunday Times columnist Cormac Lucey and journalist John Waters. Are they all racists too or do they have valid concerns about the future of Europe?
I’ve decided to go find out so if you’re going to the event or protesting outside please leave a comment or drop a DM.