Anna Soubry Slams Nigel Farage For Immigration Scaremongering In Question Time Takedown (VIDEO)

08/11/2013 12:10 | Updated 08 November 2013

There has been much debate about the best way to tackle the threat of Nigel Farage to the Conservative Party.

Tory MP Anna Soubry gave it a good go on Thursday night when she appeared alongside the Ukip leader on the BBC's Question Time.

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  • Boston, Lincolnshire, was the venue and many of the audience raised concerns about the scale of immigration. And after an audience member called for a debate based on "facts not fear-mongering", Soubry launched her attack.

    "You talk about facts," she said to Farage.


    "In my constituency your party put out a leaflet saying 29 million people from Romania and Bulgaria were going to flood into our country. Well, the population is only 27-and-a-half million of the two of them.

    "You do not talk facts, you talk prejudice.

    "That’s what you talk, and you scaremonger and you put fear in people’s hearts.

    "Look, times are tough.

    "We know that. But when times are tough, there’s a danger and history tells us when things are not good, you turn to the stranger and you blame them.

    "And you shouldn’t. That is wrong. And I’m proud of our country’s history and I’m proud that people come here."

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