The vocal MEP called for foreign criminals to be sent back to their home countries in a furious tirade over the state of prisons in the UK.
Speaking on his LBC show, the former Ukip leader came up with a decisive plan on how to deal with overcrowding in British prisons.
Justice secretary Liz Truss spoke on Monday as she claimed that there would not be a quick fix to the prison crises in the UK, as the current number stands at 85,000 British prisoners.
However Mr Farage demolished the MP as he argued that one quick fix could ease the problems on prisons.
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He said: “There are 10,000 foreign prisoners in British prisons, and yet there are only 1,000 British prisoners overseas in foreign prisons.
“Half of those that are in our prisons from overseas are from the European Union, about 4,500, whereas there are about 300 British citizens in European Union prisons, surely there is a fairly obvious answer here.
“Don’t we say to our friends and colleagues in the European Union, whether it’s pre-Brexit or post-Brexit, actually you’re going to have your prisoners back.”
Ms Truss insisted that people who have committed serious crimes will spend longer behind bars and admitted that reducing the prison population would be a dangerous "quick fix".
However over the past few months riots have broken out at some prisons across the UK with claims that staff have lost control.
Liz Truss claimed that reducing numbers in prisons would only be a quick fix
Start with them 4,500 EU citizens to be sent to their original country of origin
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Mr Farage claimed that the European Union simply is not doing enough before he made a revelation about the state of prisons in Europe.
He said: “The European Court of Justice judgement last year said it was difficult for Germany to send prisoners back to Hungary and Romania because their prisons, were third-world conditions.
“I mean what on earth are we doing in a political union with countries that have got countries like that anyway, and how bizarre that free movement, lets everybody in, but it’s quite difficult in some cases, to send them back.”
Furious by the state of British jails, Mr Farage finished by blasting the Conservative MP and presenting a solution.
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He said: “In theory there is a system now in place in the EU where we can send prisoners back to their original country.
“At the moment it’s so successful, Liz Truss justice secretary, are you listening? It’s so successful, that five prisoners a month are being sent back to the European Union.
“Actually we may not need for many many years to build prisons, if we cut the number of foreign prisoners.
“Wouldn’t it make sense to begin with, to start with them 4,500 EU citizens to be sent to their original country of origin.”
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