UKIP Leader Nigel Farage kicked off a two-week tour of the country by unveiling the party’s European election billboard campaign in Sheffield today.
Mr Farage unveiled the poster asking ‘Who really runs this country? 75% of our laws are now made in Brussels’ in Barker’s Pool in the city centre.
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He was joined by South Yorkshire businessman and supporter Paul Sykes, two regional MEP candidates and regional party chairman Mike Hookem.
UKIP says the advertising campaign is ‘the biggest yet and will feature striking images and strong messaging’.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Sheffield to unveil the party’s £1.5million European election campaign saying he had the backing of the city’s people in his call for border controls.
Mr Farage said the UK Independence Party’s campaign was the biggest the party had ever fought and that it could trigger an ‘earthquake’ in the political system.
Launching the campaign outside City Hall, he took the covers off a poster which claimed 75 per cent of the UK’s laws are made outside the country.
He said: “We want to have a sensible, open immigration policy that says we welcome people, but we have got to control the quantity and quality of who comes to Britain.
“At the moment we have turned our backs on talent from India and New Zealand because of an open door to Romania and Bulgaria and that doesn’t make any sense.
“We have got a chance of causing such a shock in the British political system that it will be nothing short of an earthquake.”
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