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Here is the radio debate courtesy of the Huffington Post!

Here is a early report suggesting a clear victory for Farage!

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, the two British politicians with the most passionately held but conflicting views on Europe, traded blow after blow in a debate over Britain’s future EU membership – with the first opinion poll suggesting a decisive win for the Ukip leader.

A snap YouGov poll for the Sun of people who had seen the debate suggested a firm Farage win with 57% to Clegg’s 36%. Another 7% said they did not know.

The Ukip victory was even more decisive among Conservative voters, by 70% to 26% in favour of Farage, a result that will bolster Ukip’s argument that it has become the leader of the Eurosceptic movement in the UK.

Just as I expected, Clegg tried to scare the people and smear Farage and Farage showed how the EU is a superempire determined to run Britain!

The Liberal Democrat leader confronted Farage with a Ukip leaflet, pointing out it warned that 29 million Romanians and Bulgarians may come to the UK, when there are not 29 million Romanians and Bulgarians living in the two countries.

Clegg said: “Let’s not scare people by claiming things that are not true which would have the consequence of making us poorer and putting more people out work.”


Accusing Clegg of being part of a tired status quo, Farage started the debate saying that if Britain was voting now on whether to join the EU, it would be presented with the offer “to join a club that will cost £55m a day as a membership fee, and there will be thousands of new laws over which our own parliament and you the electorate can make no difference, and mean an open border, unconditionally, to 485 million people from across the whole of Europe – many of them from very poor countries – who can come here to work and live and settle and bring their families”.

He said the UK would also be told it would have to cut links with the Commonwealth and other English-speaking countries as a result of joining the club. “I know the result of that referendum: You wouldn’t join it.”


Asked by an LBC listener why the likes of Ukraine are keen to forge closer ties with the EU while the UK appears to be moving in the opposite direction, Farage said: “We should hang our heads in shame. The British government has actually geed up the EU to pursue effectively an imperialist, expansionist – and even Mr [Manuel] Barroso the commission president once said we are building an empire.

Building an empire!  I love it!  In a stunner on Ukraine that might have legs for several days, the UKIP leader said this:

Farage moved into unexpected territory towards the end of their exchanges, prompting claims that he was siding with Vladimir Putin, when he said the EU had “blood on its hands” over Ukraine.


“We have given a false series of hopes to a group of people in the western Ukraine. So geed up were they that they actually toppled their own elected leader. That provoked Mr Putin. I think the EU frankly does have blood on its hands in the Ukraine. And I don’t want a European army, navy, air force or a European foreign policy. It has not been a thing for good in the Ukraine.”

I think Nigel Farage told some hard truths to the British people.  Did they listen?  We’ll see.  The TV debate is April 2.  I wish C-SPAN would cover it.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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