#ukip’s Farage Opposes Further Increases In National Minimum Wage & #NMW Repeal On #BREXIT #GE2015

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Nigel Farage has said he opposes an increase in the minimum wage because it could encourage immigrants to come to the UK.

The ukip leader made his comments on Friday (17th April 2015) during a phone-in on BBC Radio 5 Live, when a caller asked whether he would raise the rate.

He replied: “There is a problem with doing that.  That is that if you increase the minimum wage, you may actually even attract more migrant labour.  Don’t forget, the minimum wage in Britain is now nine times what it is in Romania.  If you increase it even more people would want to come.  I want to see the market adjust this.

“The current proposal to increase the minimum wage, which is the Labour proposal, to put it up by 2019 to about £8 an hour, I don’t think an marginal increase is really going to make a difference.

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