Former Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage slammed globalism during his speech at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday.
“What globalism is all about is of course destroying the nation-state, taking away its symbols, taking away its identity, replacing it with this new global order, and of course the European Union is the epicenter of what all of the globalists want to do.” he said.
He remarked on how he thought America would be better able to withstand globalism.
“But I never thought in America, because those with a long memory will of course remember 1776 – this is very, very high-risk for me, I’ve got to tell you,” he added. “They’ll remember 1776, they’ll remember feeling they were a put-upon colony, they will remember being taxed without being represented, they were being told what they could and could not do, and the American people said they’d had enough of that so you had your Declaration of Independence, and you won your independence from us, and went on to become the most successful, phenomenal country mankind has ever created.”
Farage, the leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, was the primary figure within the successful campaign for British withdrawal from the European Union. He previously led the UK Independence Party, but left after it veered away from its libertarian core. Most recently, he propelled the Brexit Party towards victory in the 2019 European elections, leading to the resignation of centrist Prime Minister Theresa May.