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‘It was pretty close to being an act of war’: Nigel Farage

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In the last 48 hours, we’ve seen major developments in the chemical weapons attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the UK in March.

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has told MPs at a UN Security Council’s special meeting that the attack was carried out by two Russian spies and sanctioned at a “senior level” by Vladimir Putin’s regime.

British politician Nigel Farage, who is in Australia as part of a speaking tour, has told Ben Fordham “we don’t absolutely know whether this was sanctioned by the Russian state at the highest level”.

“But the strong balance of probabilities is, here was Putin and the Russian state dealing with a man who sold secrets to the West, who defected to Britain, sending a message basically you can run but you can’t hide.”

“If this really was sanctioned by Putin and the Russian state it is the most incredibly irresponsible thing I have ever seen.

“It was pretty close to being an act of war.”

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When it comes to the Paris Climate Agreement Mr Farage tells Ben “all these international agreements destroy the concept of national democracy”.

Mr Farage’s advice to our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is “if you want to have your own emissions targets, you want to argue that with the Australian public and let them vote on it, then that’s fine”.

“But to be part of an agreement… that says whoever wins the next election we have to stick with it, that’s exactly the same issue of sovereignty that we voted on over Brexit.

“And generally across the western world what we’re seeing is that voters have had enough of their sovereignty being given away.”