Nigel Farage slams claims of racism in Linton-on-Ouse row: 'It's about Brexit Britain protecting its borders'

The GB News host has said this issue could cost the Conservatives the next election as Red Wall seats revolt

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GB News host Nigel Farage has slammed the Home Office scheme to house migrants at former military bases like at Linton-on-Ouse as going against Brexit Britain.

Home & Affairs correspondent Mark White revealed how 30,000 hotel rooms across the UK were being used to house refugees.

Mr White also spoke to residents of Linton-on-Ouse who were worried about the incoming influx of refugees.

And Mr Farage has slammed the scheme to settle more migrants in these former bases as a matter which has nothing to do with race.

Nigel Farage and Linton-on-Ouse
Nigel Farage and Linton-on-Ouse

He told GB News: "What's it got to do with race?

"It's about about Brexit Britain protecting the integrity of its borders.

"In the Red Wall seats where Boris Johnson got his majority, to these people they see a total injustice that their own kids can't get on council housing waiting lists.

"This issue on its own could cost the Conservative Party the next election."

Mark White talks to residents
Mark White talks to residents

Kathryn Dryden, who has lived in Linton-on-Ouse for six years,told GB News that villagers are angry at the lack of any meaningful consultation between the Home Office and local people.

She said: "The biggest concern really is the numbers of people that will be coming.

"I have no issue with asylum seekers. I have no issue supporting a specific number of asylum seekers.

"The issue is the numbers of people that will be coming that will outnumber the village population by nearly three to one. Now that can't be right."

Mr Farage also revealed how he had been contacted by a resident begging him for help.

He also told us: "I am desperate to maintain myself and my children's safety.

"Is there anything we can do? Any power you can muster? I am begging."