The UK Independence Party leader said he would get rid of anti-discrimination legislation.
Nigel Farage’s controversial remarks came during the filming of a documentary “Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True,” BBC reports.
“If I talked to my children… about the question of race, they wouldn’t know what I was talking about,” he said, arguing that laws intended to prevent racial discrimination in the workplace “would probably have been valid” 40 years ago, but no longer. Accordingly, he would get rid of “much of” the current legislation.
Farage said his comments were misinterpreted and that he was talking about nationality, not race. He clarified, “What I said was that I do believe there should be a presumption for British employers in favor of them employing British people as opposed to somebody from Poland.”
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