Express/British right wing party leader blamed immigration and multiculturalism for the recent events in Paris

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Politicians from major parties including British Prime Minister, David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg condemned United Kingdom Independence Party’s Leader, Nigel Farage for a “sickening” attempt to exploit the atrocity for his own political benefit.

Farage used a string of TV and Radio interviews to air his remarks, adding that there was a “fifth column” living in Britain and France responsible for terrorist attacks.

First he told Channel 4 News: “There is a very strong argument that says that what happened in Paris is a result – and we’ve seen it in London too – is a result I’m afraid of now having a fifth column living within these countries.

“We’ve got people living in these countries, holding our passports, who hate us.”

He repeated the message on LBC Radio, saying: “What should have been done is we should have had a controlled immigration policy and made sure we did full checks on everybody who ever came to this country from anywhere – and that applies to everyone else.

“We in Britain, and I’ve seen evidence in other European countries too, have pursued a really rather gross policy of multi-culturalism. We have encouraged people who come from different cultures to remain within those cultures, and not to integrate fully within our communities.”

Mr Cameron said: “Today is not the day to make political remarks or arguments. “Today is the day to stand four-square behind the French people.” British Home Secretary Theresa May said: “It’s irresponsible to talk about a fifth column. We should all be working across society to ensure that we deal with and eradicate extremism, wherever it exists.”

Nick Clegg said: “I am dismayed that Nigel Farage immediately thinks, on the back of the bloody murders that we saw on the streets of Paris yesterday, his first reflex is to make political points.”

Source: Express

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