Gill hit the headlines in 2001 when he declared that immigration to the UK was causing a "rats in a bucket" syndrome, adding "If you pour enough water on a double scotch, it ceases to taste like whisky." 
In 2012 he acted as a guest speaker for the Traditional Britain Group.
- Tory MP triggers new race row, BBC online, 30 March, 2001
- Anne Perkins and Nicholas Watt, Eurosceptic rebel leaves Tory party, The Guardian, March 30, 2001
- Campaign for an Independent Britain Patrons, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2014.