He is, of course, perfectly entitled to hold whatever personal views he likes and to express them. However, UKIP is in the run-up to a key election and its enemies are playing for their political lives. In this context, what matters is not what he told David Cameron two years ago, but what it will tell the other parties in eighteen weeks time if their troughers can be chucked off the Euro gravy-train by a significant swing to UKIP.
Best then not to get in to an unwinnable argument instead of sticking to the main thing: we have got to get back control of our own law, borders and negotiated terms of trade.
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.
Songwriters: SCHLITZ, DON, © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC