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UK: French elections 'could be most important in modern times' - Farage *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:21

UK: French elections 'could be most important in modern times' - Farage *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

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March 3, 2017 at 21:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Nigel Farage, former head of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) gave an exclusive interview with RT UK in London, Friday, where he discussed various matters including the current British political class, his thoughts on joining the House of Lords as a peer, the French presidential elections and refugee policy.

"You could criticise it in the old days, when it was hereditaries and descendants of someone who did something 400 years ago," said Farage. "But it's even worse now. Now it's Blair's mates and Cameron's mates, about 700 of them that have filled the thing up, and it's not representative of this country now in any way at all." "Now it's just full of the London metropolitan elite," he continued.

On being asked about Marine Le Pen and her adversaries in the run for France's Presidency, Farage said that if she will face Macron, "you haven't just got a battle of personalities, you've got a battle of ideologies;" the reason being, according to the former UKIP leader, that "Macron is a big believer in building the United States of Europe, and Marine Le Pen is clearly very skeptical. This could be one of the most important elections we have seen in modern times."

"Of the 750 child refugees that we let in last year, ten came from Syria, ten. And many of them, of course, were aged over 25," explained Farage. "I am not against helping people who are genuinely in need, but frankly I think all we're doing is adding to the problem," he concluded.

UK: French elections 'could be most important in modern times' - Farage *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:21
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Nigel Farage, former head of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) gave an exclusive interview with RT UK in London, Friday, where he discussed various matters including the current British political class, his thoughts on joining the House of Lords as a peer, the French presidential elections and refugee policy.

"You could criticise it in the old days, when it was hereditaries and descendants of someone who did something 400 years ago," said Farage. "But it's even worse now. Now it's Blair's mates and Cameron's mates, about 700 of them that have filled the thing up, and it's not representative of this country now in any way at all." "Now it's just full of the London metropolitan elite," he continued.

On being asked about Marine Le Pen and her adversaries in the run for France's Presidency, Farage said that if she will face Macron, "you haven't just got a battle of personalities, you've got a battle of ideologies;" the reason being, according to the former UKIP leader, that "Macron is a big believer in building the United States of Europe, and Marine Le Pen is clearly very skeptical. This could be one of the most important elections we have seen in modern times."

"Of the 750 child refugees that we let in last year, ten came from Syria, ten. And many of them, of course, were aged over 25," explained Farage. "I am not against helping people who are genuinely in need, but frankly I think all we're doing is adding to the problem," he concluded.