And so, with Brexit postponed until at least (appropriately) Halloween, and with the UK now probably having to take part in the imminent EU elections, it’s time, of course, for everyone’s favourite opportunist oily toe-rag Nigel Farage to step back into the spotlight.
Did I say “back into”? My mistake. For he’s never really gone away, has he? What with him appearing on innumerous occasions in the mass media, calling out the elite, or his LBC radio show, which all non-elitists have.
Poor old “skint” Farage, with his €100,000 MEP salary, and his (declared/up to) €790,000 per annum broadcasting salary.
Grrrr! Bloody elite!!
But Nigel’s not back as the pint-swilling, fag-smoking man of the people we all know and
love. Oh no.
For now Nigel has a new persona. No longer will he be a UKIP candidate, for UKIP aren’t quite Brexit-y enough for our Nigel. So, if you’ve ever voted UKIP and also voted to Leave, you should now realise that allegiance to the party is, according to their former leader, misguided.
No, Nigel’s back, railing against the “undemocratic” EU parliament by founding a brand new party, The Brexit Party. Those ad-men really earned their corn thinking up that one.
By the way, that’s the same EU parliament that he was (democratically) voted into, and for which he now intends to stand again, hoping he can be (democratically) elected again, and therefore trouser another few years salary whilst blithely refusing to actually turn up.
Farage knows about democracy, of course. He’s stood for the UK Parliament seven times. And lost every time. In 2010, he was beaten by this radical politician:
MEP Farage could, of course, just step away from the media glare right now and still trouser his £73,000 pa pension. But that’s not enough for him.
No. Here he comes, with his “call to arms” rhetoric: “If they don’t deliver this Brexit… I will be forced to don khaki, pick up a rifle and head to the front lines” he was recorded saying this week.
He’s got form in this area, has our Nige. Remember when he said this, on the night of the referendum, but before the result had been announced:
- “…we’ve fought against lies, corruption….”
I’ll just leave this here:
2. “…we have done it, without a single bullet having been fired…”
Well, there was at least one bullet that was fired, wasn’t there? Actually, there were three:
Who have The Brexit Party unveiled as their first candidate? None other than sister of Jacob Rees Mogg, and already probably quite pissed off about being referred to as such, Annunziata.
Because nothing says anti-elitist more than someone called Annunziata Rees Mogg.
She seems just perfect, right? We all had a friend at school called Annunziata, didn’t we?
It’s such a normal, trip of your tongue kind of name, I felt compelled to look up its meaning.
Wikipedia tells us that it’s “…the Italian word for (feminine) Annunciation” – wait a minute, isn’t Italy part of the EU…? – whilst the Urban Dictionary simply says: “one pimp motherfucker.”
Step forward the now legendary folk from Led by Donkeys (@bydonkeys on Twitter) a former fly-posting guerilla outfit, now legitimately crowd-funded, who, not satisfied with putting up posters pointing out the hypocrisy/idiocy of certain Brexiteers, or with trolling Farage’s March to Brexit…:
…have now moved on to bigger, brighter, even more brilliant things by projecting this message to mainland Europe onto the oh-so-patriotic white cliffs of Dover:
..and then repeated the trick by projecting this onto the European Parliament Liaison Office:
You’d think someone as media-savvy as Farage, in advance of announcing the name and manifesto of his lovely new bright and shiny party, would have done the basics, like, ohh…I don’t know…registering the obvious website name for his party.
Click this: https://thebrexitparty.com/
What would be really funny right now would be for me to post a song by a much derided right-wing leaning artiste, something with a title which sums up that last point.
Someone like this:
Hmmm. I don’t think I can end things there.
Here’s something equally appropriate:
The final word, then, to this person from the #PeoplesVote march the other week: