Noel Edmonds 'Britain Is Full' Tweet Leads To Rather Awkward Impromptu Immigration Row

13/01/2016 12:26 | Updated 14 January 2016
  • George Bowden Acting Young Voices Editor, The Huffington Post UK

Noel Edmonds found himself in the middle of a fiery political debate yesterday after claiming a difficult commute led him to conclude the country had reached breaking point.

The 67-year-old 'Deal or No Deal' presenter asked his 11,000 Twitter followers on Wednesday morning, "Am I alone in thinking Britain is full?" after he encountered delays on a trip.

But the answer, judging by the fervent response from hundreds of people, is that Edmonds, perhaps is alone in believing the UK is full - at least if Twitter is to be believed.

Soon evidence flooded in to suggest that perhaps Edmonds has a point...

He did, however, receive full-throated support from Ukip MEP Jill Seymour.

And it wasn't long before Edmonds himself, in his own way, tried to regain control of the debate...

And even after all the 'irrefutable' evidence presented on Twitter, it appeared Edmonds wasn't for turning...

But after the obligatory Twitter 'storm' showed no signs of abating late Wednesday afternoon, Edmonds attempted to make clear that the whole 'full' thing may just have been a 'feeling'...

And here are some other people who think 'Britain Is Full'..

  • Nigel Farage
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  • Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said that "Britain is full" in view of rising European migration.

    In comments since pulled apart by the Office for Budget Responsibility, Farage said: "We can't open the doors to 28 million people. We can't do it. Britain is full."
  • Britain First
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  • Britain First believes Britain is full to the brim, too.

    The far-right hate group even goes as far as to use the argument to answer criticism that it is racist.

    It states on its website: "Britain First is opposed to all mass immigration, regardless of where it comes from – the colour of your skin doesn’t come into it – Britain is full up."
  • Katie Hopkins
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  • Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has made clear her contention that Britain can't take any more.

    In a much criticised piece, she wrote in the Sun: "Britain is not El Dorado. We are not Elysium. Some of our towns are festering sores, plagued by swarms of migrants and asylum seekers..."
  • British National Party
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  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, the BNP believe Britain is full too.

    In a rambling list of demands on the party's website, it states: "The pressure on housing and on public services such as schools, hospitals, transport networks, welfare and social security is far too great.

    "Britain’s full and it’s time to shut the door!"

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