Nigel Farage, Driving the Bus

 

Published in General
Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

There are 11 comments.

  1. Samuel Block Member

    That guy is charisma personified.

    • #1
    • May 13, 2019, at 6:05 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  2. Richard Easton Member

    It’s starting to occur to some NTers that the reaction would be the same if their dump Trump campaign succeeded. The Republicans would follow the Whigs into oblivion.

    • #2
    • May 13, 2019, at 6:21 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  3. Susan Quinn Contributor

    The man is a force to be reckoned with! Good for him. I hope there is a breakthrough and something actually gets done!

    • #3
    • May 13, 2019, at 6:22 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  4. James Gawron Thatcher

    Peter,

    Nobody is better at the grassroots than Nigel. He knows Britain like the back of his hand.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #4
    • May 13, 2019, at 6:38 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  5. EJHill Podcaster

    When Farage was leading UKIP he was seen as being a fringe candidate. The conventional wisdom was simple: When David Cameron agreed to a referendum on the EU, the Remainers would win and he would go away.

    Then Brexit won and it was Cameron who had to go away. Then the conventional wisdom became that Westminster would resolve the issue. Only Mrs. May couldn’t lead a kindergarten class across a deserted street, let alone a political party. Faced with a loyal opposition led by a fricking card-carrying dyed-in-the-wool Communist she strategized herself into a hung parliament. She has bungled, burgled and bombed her way through Brexit negotiations. And it’s been dragging on for two years. 

    In the late local elections the Tories got their hat handed to them. But Labour lost big, too. Suddenly Farage is back with a new party whose sole purpose is saving Britain’s democracy. The conventional wisdom was wrong about Trump and it just may be wrong about Farage. 

    • #5
    • May 13, 2019, at 7:59 PM PDT
    • 15 likes
  6. barbara lydick Coolidge

    @ejhill – Heavens, I hope you’re right about the CV!! He is great and so charming. For those of you who might have missed his speeches in the European Parliament, it’s well worth your time to look them up on YouTube. 

    Tho, of late, the crowds he’s pulling in on his stumping through Britain are amazing. His common sense approach, his humor, his graciousness when speaking with people on the street and his magnificent delivery are winning the day. 

    And his disgust with the British Press rings a familiar note of what’s going on with our press and it’s non-coverage of the truth. For fun, have a listen:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkZE1GTom6w 

     

    • #6
    • May 13, 2019, at 8:52 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  7. barbara lydick Coolidge

    Correction – that’s CW, conventional wisdom in # 6 above.

    • #7
    • May 13, 2019, at 9:40 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  8. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    EJHill (View Comment):

    When Farage was leading UKIP he was seen as being a fringe candidate. The conventional wisdom was simple: When David Cameron agreed to a referendum on the EU, the Remainers would win and he would go away.

    Then Brexit won and it was Cameron who had to go away. Then the conventional wisdom became that Westminster would resolve the issue. Only Mrs. May couldn’t lead a kindergarten class across a deserted street, let alone a political party. Faced with a loyal opposition led by a fricking card-carrying dyed-in-the-wool Communist she strategized herself into a hung parliament. She has bungled, burgled and bombed her way through Brexit negotiations. And it’s been dragging on for two years.

    In the late local elections the Tories got their hat handed to them. But Labour lost big, too. Suddenly Farage is back with a new party whose sole purpose is saving Britain’s democracy. The conventional wisdom was wrong about Trump and it just may be wrong about Farage.

    They could make a cute couple! 

    • #8
    • May 13, 2019, at 9:58 PM PDT
    • Like
  9. Hang On Member

    The BBC receives subsidies from the EU. Why wouldn’t the BBC be pro-EU and anti-Farage.

    And the notion that May and the British negotiated with Brussels is ludicrous. It was rather a reverse Versailles Treaty circumstance with the terms dictated by Brussels to the British – and the British accepted it. Britain has much stronger armed forces than anything on the Continent, yet Britain signs a document that would only be pushed upon a country defeated in war. And May and the cabinet accepts it.

    The EU elections will be a protest vote. For the Brexit Party to go on after that, however, will take some real work. 

    • #9
    • May 14, 2019, at 4:59 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  10. Arahant Member

    I love how he played up the couple restoring the vessel that was at Dunkirk.

    • #10
    • May 14, 2019, at 6:45 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  11. Vectorman Thatcher

    barbara lydick (View Comment):

    And his disgust with the British Press rings a familiar note of what’s going on with our press and it’s non-coverage of the truth. For fun, have a listen:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkZE1GTom6w 

    • #11
    • May 14, 2019, at 6:50 AM PDT
    • 4 likes