Nigel Farage’s migrant comment has backfired as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has received tons of support and donations.
Earlier this week, the former Brexit Party leader compared the coastal charity to a ‘taxi service for illegal trafficking gangs’ on GB News.
But it appears as though very few people agree with his comments and they’ve taken to Twitter to troll him.
Listen to Nigel Farage as he argues that the UK government need to open up the country and restore people’s ‘liberties’ in the clip below…
“It’s ridiculous the RNLI have to justify saving lives now!” one person tweeted. “They’re there for people in their moment of need, when they’re praying on a miracle to save them. The sea does not discriminate, so why are people arguing the RNLI should?! It’s infuriating people are this hateful!”
Another added: “Keep up the incredibly brave work you’re doing, and thank you for your relentless courage in the face of storms, swells, and stupidity.”
Not only did Farage say that the institution was in some way supporting ‘illegal trafficking,’ but he also said the French and British authorities aren’t doing enough to stop people’s attempt to cross the Channel.
When people slammed him for his comments, the 57-year-old argued that he was ‘pointing out the truth’ and that he still has ‘massive admiration’ for the RNLI.
After hearing Farage’s GB News speech, the RNLI’s chief executive, Mark Dowie, responded to the politician in The Guardian.
He stated: “Imagine being out of sight of land, running out of fuel, coming across incredibly busy shipping lanes when you’re frightened and you don’t know which direction you’re going in. That is by anyone’s standards distress. Our role in this is incredibly important: simply to respond to a need to save lives.”
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