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Vinnie Jones: Immigration Has Ruined England, But I Love Living In The United States

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Tough guy Vinnie Jones has attacked the number of immigrants in England - although he is himself a migrant living in the United States.

Los Angeles-based Jones said he could never be tempted back to his home country.

The hardman actor, 48, said England was "past its sell-by date" and had opened its doors to too many immigrants.

"There's nothing to come back to here. To me, England is past its sell-by date," he told the Radio Times.

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'Get our own house in order before we open our doors' - US-based Vinnie Jones

"It's not the country I grew up in. It's a European country now.

"If someone blindfolded you and put you on a plane in LA, and you landed at Heathrow and they took it off, you wouldn't have a clue where you were."

Asked whether he might make a poster boy for Ukip, the British actor replied: "You what?...I'm not familiar with them."

He said: "I just think we should get our own house in order before we open our doors. It's mind-boggling to me."

Jones, who lives next door to Quentin Tarantino on Mulholland Drive, said while being interviewed in London: "The weather here is depressing. People say you can get bored of the sunshine in LA. No, you can't.

"I play golf six days a week, and I've still got my football team, the Hollywood All-Stars. Those are my two main things."

The former Wimbledon and Wales footballer, who was known for his aggression on the football pitch, dismissed suggestions that he must at least miss the British sense of humour - and baked beans.

"We can get all that in LA, though you sometimes have to pay through the roof for it. A bottle of Ribena is 14 dollars," he said.

"But I get my Walkers crisps delivered once a month. I have a box of Roast Chicken, a box of Salt and Vinegar, and a box of Monster Munch...And there's more Premier League football on TV there than there is here."

Asked about today's football matches and players rolling around in apparent agony following negligible contact with another player, he replied: "Yeah, well, that rolling around, that's the foreign players.

"I said it all 15 years ago, that diving would creep in, and also that the England team would suffer, because none of these foreign managers would buy English players. It's all happening, just like I said it would.

"The likes of Frank Lampard and John Terry at Chelsea, English players with proper status at a club, they're going to be like the dodo bird. Extinct."

Last year, the married actor said that he was "humiliated, embarrassed and very sorry" and insisted that he was set-up after he was pictured kissing a Russian singer while in Moscow to film a documentary.