A 100 strong audience of local business professionals turned out to listen to the Leader of The UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage MEP, on Wednesday 6th March.
The presentation, which was held to celebrate 20 years in business for bridport Jersey, was opened by Alex Bridport who welcomed invited guests to The Royal Yacht Celestial Hall and introduced Mr. Farage.
The UKIP leader captivated the Jersey audience as he shared humorous anecdotes and presented thought provoking argument. He discussed his background in financial services, relationship with the Channel Islands, policies on immigration and environmental issues, and his uncompromising position on the EU.
In his closing remarks he stated: ‘Our very special 800-year relationship with the Channel Islands has frankly been poisoned by our membership with the EU. However, the political weather in Britain is changing and it’s changing very quickly. Britain is going to mend our relationship with Europe, and we’re going to mend our relationship with the Channel Islands. I am confident…I am optimistic.”
Alex Bridport concluded: ‘I am very grateful to Nigel for coming to Jersey to speak to our business community. It’s been a fantastic event and Nigel has been thoroughly engaging. The presentation triggered dynamic debate between attendees and raised important issues regarding how Jersey is perceived and how we can protect our financial services sector.’
Category: Finance & Business