Maajid Nawaz is Leading Britain's Conversation
9 February 2017, 21:04
An LBC caller accuses Farage of lying over his claim that Arab states are not taking refugees.
After the former UKIP leader claimed that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have refused to take a single Syrian refugee, he found one listener heartily disagreeing with him.
Nigel Farage: "Imecca, what I'm talking about here, what I'm talking about here, is a basic question. That if we accept refugees, whether it's in this country, whether it's in the European Union schengen zone... isn't surely what we're doing, is encouraging those boats to come and encouraging a greater need of life boats?"
LBC caller Imecca: "But you said a few minutes ago to a caller, that the Arab states, you quoted Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qutar, have taken not one single Arab refugee- it's on record, it's what you said. But Nigel you know very well that's not true."
Nigel Farage: "Woah, woah. Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah. I'm sorry..."
LBC caller Imecca: "You know very well that it's not true. Nigel, every authority in the world that is responsible for giving out those figures have said repeatedly that the Arab states take refugees, but they are not called refugees. I'm talking about Amnesty International paper now."
Nigel Farage: "Well Imecca, Imecca, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but let's just think perhaphs about Saudi Arabia, who have said we will not take any refugees from the Syrian conflict because we're concerned about the effect on the balance of our society that they may have."