United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has admitted he does not know much about immigration in Cornwall- despite the topic being a key issue in their election campaign.
The politician is currently on a tour of Britain hoping to canvass votes for the upcoming European election.
Today Mr Farage was in the South West where he was asked to comment on Cornish comedian Jethro’s view that Cornwall “can’t cope” with an influx of immigrants.
He told ITV West Country: “I don’t know enough about the Cornish example specifically to say yes or no.”
Mr Farage said that Jethro, who recently announced his support for UKIP, was “probably right”.
When asked why he doesn’t know the all the facts about immigration in the Duchy, he responded: “Well I can’t know everything about the whole country, but if he said it’s true then he’s probably right because if the problems apply to the parts of the country I have been to on my tour so far then yeah, we have an open door.”
UKIP are currently leading the polls in the European elections which will take place on May 22.