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18 November 2016, 10:06
Ferrari Fumes At Lord Kerr Comments
Lord Kerr, who helped write Article 50, says UK needs more immigrants because Brits are too stupid. That arrogant attitude has made Nick Ferrari very angry.
Lord Kerr, one of the authors of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, says the UK needs more immigration as Brits are too stupid - and Nick Ferrari is not having it.
The peer, who wrote the mechanism which allows the UK to leave the European Union,
Speaking at an event hosted by the Institute for Government, he said: "In my view, immigration is the thing that keeps this country running.
"We native Brits are so bloody stupid that we need an injection of intelligent people, young people from outside who come in and wake us up from time to time."
That left Nick Ferrari very very angry.
On his LBC show, Nick said: "Lord Kerr is 74. He's had a long and distinguished career in the diplomatic service and I'm sure he's served the country very well.
"But it might be worth realising, Lord Kerr, that the salary you drew down, the pension from which I imagine you currently benefit, the embassies in which you lived, possibly the education that was afforded to your children if you have any, the planes you were put on, the limousines you were driven around in. Guess who funded all of those, Lord Kerr. Have a guess.
"That would be those bloody stupid native Brits through their taxation. I know you see this as a little more than serfs, like some sort of feudal system. But guess what? It's not actually like this.
"You showed your true crudentials days after the referendum when in a speech in the House of Lords you said that 'Student politics may have trashed the country, but now it is time for the grown ups to reassert themselves.'
"Where does this ocean-going sense of entitlement come from? That your vote, if you are a Brexiteer, is not worth as much as this man's vote because he just loftily can assert that he knows far better than you."