Farage was just voted leader of his party, UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party), and it is what Farage and others label as the political party version of the American Tea Party, in other words, the British Tea Party for those disaffected British conservatives who feel let down by the Tories:
‘The big difference between us is that the tea party legislates within the Republican party whereas UKIP legislates outside the established parties…but the feeling that we are being overtaxed, over-governed, not being listened to, yes. There is increasingly a feeling that you don’t really get a choice…really on the big issues there aren’t many differences. That’s what it’s got in common.’
UKIP is now embracing the tea party movement. In fact, the British media called Farage part of the “Momma Grizzly contingent” and asked, “Is he going rogue?”
EC President Herman van Rompuy has walked into a wall of criticism after calling Euroscepticism 'a lie' in a speech on Wednesday.
Mr van Rompuy – famously branded a "damp rag" by UKIP Leader Nigel Farage – told a German audience: "We have together to fight the danger of a new Euro-scepticism. This is not longer the monopoly of a few countries.
"In every member state, there are people who believe their country can survive alone in the globalised world. It is more than an illusion: it is a lie!
"Today’s nationalism is often not a positive feeling of pride of one’s own identity, but a negative feeling of apprehension of the others. The time of the homogenous nation-state is over."
Responding to van Rompuy's comments, Mr Farage said: "Mr van Rompuy is unfit to govern. As I warned last year, this man is an overpaid catastrophe who wants to abolish our nation. The only non-nation is Belgium, his own country."
"Nation states will not disappear because they are the expression of peoples' will. The EU is swimming against the tide of history. The number of nation states in the world is increasing all the time."
Originally posted by Maslo
British Tea Party? Oh the irony..