UKIP leader takes part in anti rape march

George Dillon

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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

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.
 

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I think he's splitting the vote. UKIP have gained more than they lost since Batten/Tommy imo.
You're half right.

UKIP have gained & lost since Tommy, so the Brexit Party will regain the losses, leaving UKIP to retain the gains.

Brexiteers are co-ordinating to maximise the Leave Vote- all good :D
 

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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.
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?
 

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Read his book The Purple Revolution. Farage had been after Brexit for decades and I got the genuine impression the guy was tired, and his family were sick of it. In the book he talks a lot about the effects on his health of cancer in his 20's, a serious car accident, and of course the plane crash where he was almost killed, and which left him with debilitating injuries. When the referendum was passed he just grabbed his best opportunity to take a break and have a rest. He's back in the thick of it again now. He's an impressive pol, and a great speaker, almost always off the cuff.
As to his comments about the current UKIP leadership and policies - Nigel is a clever man, and a smart politician. He plays the political game in order not to scare off the disenchanted Tory voters who's support he has relied on. Nigel knows that speaking out against Islam just hands the media and Leftists a golden opportunity to smear. As that Sky interviewer tried to do with Batten.
He has a bigger fish to fry - and he knows that delivery of Brexit will do wonders to sort out the Islamic threat to the UK.
 

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UKIP Election Broadcast tonight on BBC Northern Ireland at 7PM
 
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