THE use of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Dolgarrog for asylum seekers was among the items on the agenda for Nigel Farage during his live GB News show from Llandudno last night (December 1).

The former UKIP and Brexit Party leader welcomed such guests as Robin Millar, MP for Aberconwy; Sam Rowlands, North Wales MS; and Neville Southall, the Llandudno-born legendary goalkeeper.

Mr Farage is also known for being at the forefront of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, and presented last night’s show in a constituency where 52 per cent of its electorate voted in favour of Brexit in the 2016 referendum.

During the show, broadcast from 7-8pm last night, he also labelled Llandudno “one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the United Kingdom".

On “Farage at Large”, Mr Millar said: “The placing of a migrant hotel in Aberconwy, in the Conwy Valley, in a village of 450 people, is completely the wrong thing in the wrong place.

“It’s far from public services, the kind of things asylum seekers themselves would want to use – access to cash, transport – and they’re just not going to get that in that place.

“I’ve been very clear to the Home Office about that.”


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Mr Rowlands later appeared on the show to the discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in Wales.

Though Mr Rowlands’ party, the Conservatives, remain a minority in the Welsh Government, they won 16 seats in the 2021 Senedd election.

He said: “What’s not working for the Welsh people is a Labour-run government here in Wales for 23 years.

“They’re bringing in policies now which are, frankly, not good for the people of Wales.

“Health service is devolved here in Wales, yet is the worst-performing place in the UK. Education is devolved here in Wales; we have the worst education system across the UK. We have the poorest people here in Wales.

“The Conservative government got us through the most difficult of years through the pandemic, delivering the vaccines. Those lockdowns were much worse here in Wales.”

Mr Southall then joined for the “Talking Pints” section of the show.

The former Wales and Everton goalkeeper is a staunch supporter of the Labour party, and argued for the Westminster Government to “look after the most vulnerable”.

When asked by Mr Farage if, through schemes such as the benefits system, whether the country does enough to support those on the lowest incomes, Mr Southall said: “No. Nowhere near.”

He added: “The gap between the rich and the poor has got wider and wider. Why is that?

“It’s nearly an impossible job to be a Labour leader these days; they need to sort the party out in some terms.”

Mr Southall also advocated full tax-raising power in the Senedd, and said that William, the Prince of Wales, should live in the country himself.

You can watch highlights of the show on GB News’ YouTube channel.