Nigel Farage Reconsiders Kenya Trip After Tunisia Beach Attack

Farage Denies 'Giving In' To Terrorism With Holiday Plans

Nigel Farage has emphasised the threat terrorism poses to British people - by saying he has decided not to visit Africa this summer as it is "just not safe" in light of the Tunisia attack.

After a gunman killed 38 people on Friday, including at least 15 Britons, Farage wrote that he had contemplated visiting Kenya in the summer to do some deep-sea fishing but has decided not to.

Very near the top of an article about the attack in The Mail On Sunday, Farage said: "I suspect tens of thousands of other British citizens will now be reviewing their travel plans for the summer as well."

He added: "Decisions such as this are easy. But what is more worrying is the threat which in some cases is already on our shores and, if we are not careful, will be added to by the human tide that is coming across the Mediterranean."

On Sky News' Murnaghan on Sunday, Farage was accused of "giving in" to terrorism by changing his holiday plans.

Farage told Murnaghan: "Well I was going to go deep sea fishing way out in the Indian Ocean and of course Somalia is the bordering country and I just thought, do you know what, I don’t want to take the risk.

"I think actually, and it may be desperately unfair on a country like Tunisia for arguments sake, who after the Arab Spring were one of the countries who appeared to be doing quite well, it may be desperately unfair to Tunisia but if your teenage daughter said to you, dad, I’m off to Tunisia with my mates for a week, what would you say? Well I’d say no."

He added: "No, it’s not giving in. We all make personal choices and if we think we’re going to put ourselves in harm’s way then we generally try to avoid it."

In his Mail On Sunday article, Farage said we should check "every lorry and car that comes into the UK".

Nigel Farage

He repeated how he favours an Australian-style points system for immigration, adding: "The utopian dream of free movement has hit the buffers."

He also repeated claims he had made before that Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Tunisia attack, would use EU "compassion" towards asylum seekers, crossing the Mediterranean or crossing over from France, to send jihadists to the continent.

He told Murnaghan: "People will say, oh Nigel don’t exaggerate, they won’t send half a million, but supposing they send 5000?

"Supposing 5000 Jihadists use this route to get into Europe and my concern that we as a country can argue that we are opted out of the EU’s common asylum policy but effectively as we saw in Calais this week, people can either come illegally and have very little chance of being caught or if the Italians lose patience, because the north of Europe is not cooperating in terms of sharing the burden of all these people that are coming, all the Italians have to do is give people European passports and then they are free to go anywhere.

"I’m worried about our position in this."


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