Tuesday 16 January 2018

Migrant issue fuels the debate as Farage plots UK's great escape from Europe

Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Photo: PA
Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Photo: PA

Shona Murray

With the theme tune of 'The Great Escape' belting out from an open-top, double-decker bus, Nigel Farage, was greeted by a crowd of around 400 supporters of the Leave campaign in Bolton town centre yesterday.

Bright purple Ukip posters were hoisted high and fervently waved as the crowd listened to Farage promise unequivocally to get their "country back".

"Get them out," shouts 70-year-old Lillian Warmsley, "we don't want any more foreigners", she adds. "I'm trying" responds Farage, autographing her Ukip poster.

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