Nigel Farage has recently been outspoken in criticising the Australian Border Force over initially denying Novak Djokovic entry into the country - yet back in 2016 he spoke out in support of their immigration system.
When campaigning ahead of the Brexit referendum in 2016, Farage made his pro-Brexit, anti-immigration stance pretty clear and called for the UK to adopt an “Australian-style immigration system” - the very same system he’s currently slagging off...
“Clear now for sake of our national security as well as for social cohesion that we must Leave EU & have Australian-style immigration system,” he tweeted.
Clear now for sake of our national security as well as for social cohesion that we must Leave EU & have Australian-style immigration system.
In court documents, it was also revealed that Djokovic is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and told border officials that he tested positive for the virus back in June 2020 and most recently on 16 December which the 34-year-old’s lawyers argue makes him eligible for an exemption to Australia’s vaccination rules.
However, Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke has the power to cancel the tennis player’s visa on different grounds - those being if Hawke feels that Djokovic “may be, or would or might be, a risk to: (i) the health, safety or good order of the Australian community or a segment of the Australian community,” The Daily Mail reported.
If Hawke does decide to cancel Djokovic’s visa, it would mean he would then be banned from the country for three years.
Updating his followers outside Belgrade’s parliament building in the snow, Farage told his followers he’s been “a guest of the Djokovic family,” and described how Australian authorities have been “bullying” the tennis player with “really nasty tactics.”
He described the ruling as a “big victory for freedom of choice, a big victory for common sense,” and also a “really big victory against the big state.”
An update on #Djokovic from Belgrade. https://t.co/J7gi5232EL