Former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has blamed Germany for the alarming levels of air pollution in British cities.
Farage made the remarks on Wednesday, after the European Commission issued a “final warning” to the UK over reoccurring violations of legal pollution limits in some parts of the country.
“This has been rumbling on since 2010, and to be fair it is not just the UK that they are threatening,” the member of the European Parliament said on his LBC radio show, suggesting that the UK might need to pay up a hefty fine over air pollution coming from Germany.
“But we are facing the possibility of a £300 million fine because the air quality in our cities isn’t good enough,” he said. “Funny isn’t it, we get a south-easterly wind and all the pollution from Germany comes to British cities and were told it’s our fault.
“I suggest we leave quickly and we don’t pay the £300 million fine,” the MEP…