Following on from my Open Letter to Nigel Farage yesterday, a brief exchange on Twitter this afternoon…
So, Farage seems to be promising that the issues he failed to mention in his Farage on Friday piece in the Express will instead be aired in a press conference. We shall therefore, as Shaw Taylor always advised, keep ’em peeled.
What we can be sure of is that Farage had a platform to share these facts with over 600,000 Express readers on hard copy and many thousands more online via his column. But now he will be reliant on media editors deciding whether or not to report that EU legislation contributed to the flooding on the scale seen in Somerset, and that Baroness Young’s comment in 2008 on restoring reclaimed land like the Somerset Levels to wetland was, ‘Just add water!’.
If as I suspect the press conference does not dramatically raise awareness of these facts then it will be, as I replied to Farage, an opportunity completely wasted. Patrick O’Flynn has his work cut out in his UKIP role, that’s for sure.