Farage gives in to UKIP’s Facebook revolution over Syrian refugees and gives a Christmas gift to the ToriesDecember 30th, 2013
Now he only wants to help Christian Syrian refugees
UKIP Leader @Nigel_Farage has today urged the Govt to take some responsibility in helping those Christians fleeing the civil war in Syria.
— UKIP (@UKIP) December 30, 2013
Nigel Farage's position yesterday designed to defy critics who attack #UKIP as intolerant. His position today reinforces their argument.
— Rob Ford (England) (@robfordmancs) December 30, 2013
— Jonathan Fryer (@jonathanfryer) December 30, 2013
Methinks he should have stood his ground
It was inevitable, I suppose, that Nigel Farage’s comments yesterday about allowing Syrian refugees into Britain would cause a furore amongst UKIP’s membership and so it has.
Now he’s qualified his remarks to make it clear that he’s only talking abou Christian refugees.
- This is indeed a Xmas gift to the Tories. They will use his U-turn time and time again to attack Farage personally.
Not only is it politically bad to make such U-turns it also highlights what is a weak link for his party – the nature of some of his members.
A mistake. He should have taken the short-term damage.