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Farage clear winner in televised EU debate with Clegg

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

Nigel Farage was the clear winner of the debate with Nick Clegg on EU membership according to polls

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage was the clear winner in last night’s televised debate with Nick Clegg on Britain’s membership of the EU, a poll has shown.

In the debate, which contained accusations of lies from both sides, Mr Farage won by a clear majority of 68% according to a poll by Yougov, a big increase in the lead he built last week - Mr Clegg gained just 27%.

The UKIP leader scored points as he attacked big business and warned that there will be violence on the streets of Europe if the EU is not dismantled. He said his aim was to protect the white working class of Britain and lashed out at wealthy landowners.

He said of immigration : "It's good for the rich, because it's cheaper nannies and cheaper chauffeurs and cheaper gardeners, but it's bad news for ordinary Britons."

Throughout the hour-long debate Mr Clegg tried to portray his opponent as a man who has shunned the modern world.

He described Farage’s politics as a "sort of Billy No Mates Britain” saying “it will be worse than that, it will be Billy No Jobs Britain, a Billy No Influence Britain".

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  • Mike_Smith_Gl  |  April 04 2014, 2:55PM

    I tend to agree with Socrates (as usual) and Road Wombat, but I must point out to the latter that the EU does have a direct relevance to Gloucester and all of us. See my link on the "other" thread.

  • honslknjklyt  |  April 04 2014, 8:20AM

    UKIP Gets my vote.

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  • uk_socrates  |  April 03 2014, 9:41PM

    Yeah lets try and keep all the UKIP stuff in one place. All the comments are on yesterdays article: http://tinyurl.com/l43z95w

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  • RoadWombat  |  April 03 2014, 8:53PM

    And the direct relevance of this to Gloucester is....? Don't get me wrong, the issues do have an influence, of course, but this particular debate has been covered to death in the national newspapers. Do The Citizen honestly think that their thumbnail sketch report adds anything to the in-depth analysis in the newspapers, television and radio? Anyone wanting to comment on UKIP in Gloucestershire has ample chance to do so on the article about the local candidate.

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