Nigel Farage had a rough ride on the Today programme this morning. He was quoted comments he made recently about children no longer playing on the streets because of immigration.
He told reporters: “I want to live in a community where our kids play football in the streets of an evening and live in a society that is at ease with itself. Because if you have immigration at these sort of levels integration doesn’t happen.”
Farage tried to row back on his comments this morning, claiming that he was referring specifically to lack of integration by immigrant groups.
"What happened with very large numbers of people coming here you get quarters and districts of towns which get taken over by one particular group…. where children don’t mix particularly," he told the BBC’s Mishal Husain.
However, the implication of Farage’s original comments could not be clearer. The message Farage was trying to get across was that children are not playing on the streets because of immigration.
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