‘Brexit has cost many jobs!’ In a heated exchange, Ken Livingstone criticizes Nigel Farage. ‘I’m still a remoaner,’ he says.
FORMER As he squabbled with Nigel Farage over Brexit, London Mayor Ken Livingston argued that Brexit “had cost jobs,” before urging that the British government invest in jobs for British citizens.
Mr Farage, who appeared on GB News’ ‘Talking Pints’ with Mr Farage, got into a full-fledged debate about the impact of Brexit on jobs. Mr Farage, on the other hand, wasted no time in rebutting Mr Livingston’s accusations, citing regions where considerable investment has been undertaken, such as Nissan in Sunderland. But, despite looking a little worse for wear after stumbling over his dog and colliding with his head, Livingston went on to discuss significant concerns in the British economy that require investment, claiming that this was critical to political parties’ success. He also indicated that a post-Brexit British “economic plan” was required.
“Where do you see Brexit?” Mr Farage asked the former Mayor.
“Is Brexit no longer a problem for you? “Are we finished, or do we need to move on?”
“I don’t think we’ll ever have a vote to get back in,” Mr Livingston admitted.
“And now the government is finally attempting to address the issues that have arisen as a result of all of that.”
He then went on to slam: “It has certainly cost a lot of jobs…,” he said bravely in front of Farage.
Mr Farage, though, was evidently moved by the remark and retorted angrily, “But has it!? Has it truly happened!?
Without substantiating his statements, the former London Mayor asserted “it has.”
The founder of the Brexit Party retaliated aggressively, claiming that “a billion [of investment]is going into Sunderland!” before branding Livingston as a “remoaner,” saying, “You’re still a “remoaner,” aren’t you?”
“But [we]are in a position where you have to set up a proper economic strategy for Britain outside of the EU,” Livingston retorted.
“And acquire more investment and create new jobs.”
“Investment is the most important cause of economic success,” he said, “and our investment is far below what it should be.”
The Labour veteran went on to describe historical examples of where and why investment works, as well as how it helps politicians.
“If you look at the amount of investment during the Great Depression in the 1930s, Roosevelt wins, and there is a big rise in investment,” he explained.
“If you look at the Attlee administration in 1945, there was a significant rise in investment.”
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