Speaking in a rant on GB News, he bemoaned migrants entering the UK once more and repeated claims that border forces were “overwhelmed” before slamming those who are attempting to help by supporting the RNLI.
He said: “All the hard left are the ones saying ‘we must crowdfund, we must help, we must buy a new lifeboat and name it after Farage’ and all the rest of it. Well, even if £200,000 has been raised since this so-called row began, it doesn’t really help very much because the daily running cost is £440,000.
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His controversial comments prompted a huge surge in donations, with Jayne George, the RNLI fundraising marketing and media director, saying: “We are overwhelmed with the huge level of support we have received from our amazing supporters in the last couple of days.”