George Galloway: Brexit will be an irrelevance if Marine Le Pen wins French presidency

Immigration: 'The UK owes a bigger debt of gratitude to Commonwealth countries than the EU', says George Galloway

George Galloway gave his view on immigration

Thursday, February 2, 2017

George Galloway has said Brexit may soon be irrelevant if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wins power in France.

George believes Le Pen, who is known as a fierce eurosceptic and is due to contest the French presidential election in late spring, wins power then it will unleash a political earthquake on a par with that caused by Donald Trump.

Our presenter said "if Marine Le Penne wins the presidency of France in three months, twelve weeks from now, there won’t be any European Union to withdraw from."

He also added that "those who are trying to make [Brexit] more complex are doing so because they want to derail the process. They want to stop the Brexit or make it is minimal as possible."

Turning to immigration, George said the UK owes a large debt to countries in the Commonwealth, and therefore they should be more entitled to move to the UK than EU citizens. 

The talkRADIO presenter said that he is not "against immigration," however he's "always felt that we owed a far bigger debt of gratitude to the countries of our own commonwealth, who stood with us in our hour of need," so it should be those people who are given priority in the event of any migrant restrictions.

He believes the free movement of labour is actually "free movement of central and east European Labour, and is bad for the British working class and bad therefore for British society.

“It puts pressure on wages, it drives down conditions, it cuts employment opportunities."

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