- Oct 30, 2015
I think Batten is doing a great job and UKIP will be getting my vote, cant see myself voting for Farage with his continuous dismissal of the concerns of the working class.
That Farage would walk away the moment the Brexit result came in is dodgy. Surely it was it moment for UKIP to double down as the biggest pressure group to force the Tories to deliver on the result. UKIP has experienced a bit of an electoral lift in recent weeks, now Farage comes out with this Brexit Party. If one was given to conspiracy you'd be forgiven for thinking that Farage is a hired pied piper for the Tories to marshall the patriotic people away from real issues
You're half right.I think he's splitting the vote. UKIP have gained more than they lost since Batten/Tommy imo.
Farage resigned the leadership of UKIP at the very moment when he was most needed, and it was allowed to crumble. Now there is a split in the Euroskeptic vote. Furthermore, Farage has studiously avoided getting stuck into the continued integration of the UK military into a Euro one. Something that continued apace during all the soap opera of Deal/No Deal. I remember listening to him on LBC one evening and how he shut down a contributor who brought it up. The loss of an independent military should be a nail he could have kept hammering to great effect, but doesn't. Why?That's ludicrous. Farage did not walk away. Walking away would have been something like accepting a job in the US in Fox News or whatever--I am sure he had lots of offers.
Farage was on the scene since the 2016 vote. He was a commentator, with a watching brief on how Brexit was being delivered. He kept going to Strasbourg whenever it suited him, and delivered some great speeches there. See You Tube. It's only in the past year that we see that May will not deliver. And that's why Farage has to get involved again. Thank God he is available, a certain minimum of 15% in the Euro vote and probably more.