Farage 'Awkward' On Trains As No One Speaks English
Friday 28th February 2014
Nigel Farage has revealed he feels awkward on trains in London because he only ever hears foreign languages.
The UKIP leader denied that he wants people to only speak English on trains, but said a recent journey made him feel uncomfortable.
Mr Farage said: "I got the train the other night, it was rush hour, from Charing Cross, it was the stopper going out. We stopped at London Bridge, New Cross, Hither Green.
"It wasn't until after we got past Grove Park that I could actually hear English being audibly spoken in the carriage. Does that make me feel slightly awkward? Yes.
"I wonder what's really going on. And I'm sure that's a view that will be reflected by three quarters of the population, perhaps even more.
"That does not mean one is anti immigration, we're not anti immigration, we want immigration, but we do absolutely believe we should be able to judge it both on quantity and quality."
"I'm not saying people on trains should be forced to speak English... but what I am saying is we now have nearly 10% of our schools in our country where English is not the primary language in the homes those children come from.
"The answer is I don't feel very comfortable in that situation, I don't think the majority of British people do."
Mr Farage is due to take on Nick Clegg in a live debate on Britain's EU membership after accepting the Deputy Prime Minister's challenge live on LBC.