People are digging up old Nigel Farage quotes after he congratulates Emma Raducanu 1 month ago

People are digging up old Nigel Farage quotes after he congratulates Emma Raducanu

Nigel seems to have forgotten about his past comments

Nigel Farage is once again doing the rounds on social media as his tweet congratulating Emma Raducanu seems a bit rich given some of the quotes he's made in the past.

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After Raducanu won the US Open, the 57-year-old ex-politician turned Cameo creator and GB News presenter posted a simple tweet, but the rest of Twitter simply wasn't having it.

These quotes come from an interview he gave back in 2014, when Farage was discussing Romanian immigration on LBC radio. He faced mass criticism at the time and the comments and the casual xenophobia is just as uncomfortable now as it was then.

You can see the full interview with James O'Brien down below:

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Meanwhile, though it seems he may have found it easy to put his prejudices aside to get in on the victory parade, the general public hasn't forgotten so easily.

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Ignoring his own hypocrisy, Farage and his co-presenters when on to discuss Raducanu's victory on GB News, with those on the broadcast labelling the story as "the most extraordinary story I’ve ever seen in sport". It's almost as if the immigration that the likes of Farage fears so much makes us culturally richer and simply better as a United Kingdom.

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It's also worth reminding that this is the same man who tried to convince the British public there was a 'summer invasion' on immigrants going on, despite the UK taking in just 29,456 people seeking asylum - less than Canada.

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