Farage warns on increasing number of foreign tourists entering Britain
Nigel Farage, former leader of UKIP, has warned of a ‘dangerous rise’ in foreign tourists entering Britain. Farage, currently serving as vice chairman of the Leave Means Leave organisation said non-British visitors were putting a ‘horrendous’ strain on British restaurants and hotels.
Speaking at pro-Brexit event in London, Farage said:
“The political elite and liberal establishment have allowed Britain to be overrun by hordes of foreigners on a yearly basis. Many of these tourists are young men and are returning to visit Britain with their families year after year.
“I was at a Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair last night and had to wait almost three minutes before I was seated at my favourite table; it is simply unsustainable.”
The Great British tourist
Farage stressed it was important Britain protects its borders from tourism in the post-Brexit era.
“Of course we want tourism, but we need to agree on the right type of tourism. I think we could have a system where we means test any tourist planning to take a holiday in Britain.
“We also need to remember the great British tourist. Why do we need Europeans or even Africans entering our country when we can visitors from Woking, Dartmoor or Norwich. It is time we took back control of our tourist and rural attractions.”