a reply to: gortex
I'd take Nigel Farage more seriously if he wasn't such a grifter.
When he was in Brussels, he was on the Fisheries Committee. Seeing as he made such a fuss about the fishing industry during the referendum campaign,
did he work hard to represent fishermen at Brussels? Did he heck. He did sod all, same as he's sof all done for them as Humberside and the South
West fishing sector collapsed.
The day after the referendum, did he roll up his sleeves and get stuck in with getting Brexit done? Don't be silly. He did, however, have the time
to work out how much he made forex betting against the pound that night. Oh, and got German nationality for his kids so they can enjoy the benefits
of EU membership.
When Parliament insisted on exercising its sovereignty while the government struggled to work out what Brexit actually meant, when keen Leave voters
walked through the rain on a National March for Brexit, did he walk alongside them? Don't be daft. He rolled up for the photo opportunity then went
away in his chauffeur driven car. A friend of mine who'd been a UKIP activist for the best part of a decade was so disgusted with him that she left
the march and left the party.
As the 2019 election hove into view and Britain stood at the crossroads, did he come up with detailed proposals for the way forward? No, but he
started a political party that charged members £150 to be even considered as a parliamentary candidate before closing the campaign early, ostensibly
leaving the field open for Johnson's "Conservatives" and saving a fortune in campaign costs.
As Brexit begins to bite the British economy and the government stumbles around trying to work out what its own Withdrawal Agreement means, has he
helped to clarify and explore the ramifications of leaving? No, but he's had time to have a talk radio show (sacked for anti-semitic remarks), suck
up to Donald Trump, have his picture taken on anti-vaccine marches, started a cable TV talk show and promoted an internet only "investment" scheme.
Apart from making a lot of noise, he's done nothing. The moment there's hard work to be done, he's off in the other direction, leaving a trail of
Paypal buttons behind him.
Like the other elites pretending to be a men of the people, he'll jump on any oppositional bandwagon.
edit on 29-1-2022 by Whodathunkdatcheese because: (no reason given)