Chuka Umunna slams Nigel Farage as ‘Putin apologist’

June 3, 2016 5:15 PM

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Chuka Umunna slams Nigel Farage as ‘Putin apologist’

LABOUR politician Chuka Umunna has branded Ukip leader Nigel Farage as a “Putin apologist” in a live debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Nigel Farage and Chuka Umunna clashed on the issue after the Ukip leader claimed "5,000 jihadi fighters" have entered Europe over the past 15 months because of the mirant crisis and the free movement of people.

But Umunna hit back, accusing Farage of being a "fan and apologist for Putin" and said Britain would have a veto for any plans of an EU Army.

Mr Farage said: “The problem is this, the boss of Europol said now up to 5,000 potential jihadi fighters have entered EU on the course of last 15 months.

“That's his estimate. The boss of Interpol says you may as well have put up a sign saying jihadis welcome.

“When ISIS says they are using this crisis to flood the continent we should believe them.

“We are not immune from this but are we safer without the free movement and my concern is the unchecked people in Germany will have passports.


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