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Readers’ comments: Farage, politician of the century


In response to Kathy Gyngell: Never forget, it was Nige wot won Brexit,

porgycorgy wrote:

I have to say that Kathy expresses my feelings exactly. Without ‘Sir Nigel Farage’, our nation’s fate would have been very different . . . none of this would have happened and we would have had something like the ‘Rees-Mogg weak-kneed compromise’ (capitulation to the May/Hammond ‘vision’). Nigel has done the Tories an enormous service. Time to recognise his unique achievement, and make millions of people feel very happy.

JewishKuffar wrote:

Nigel Farage is the most influential politician of this century. He got the people the chance to finally have their say on the EU, and saved us from vassal state status under Theresa May’s awful deal. He is best mates with the President of the USA and has done far more than the Trump-bashing idiots in Westminster and the Mayor’s office to strengthen the Special Relationship. All this having never held elected office in the UK. He is one of our most effective public speakers, one of the few politicians who speaks the truth and gives a straight answer to a straight question. He seems like a bloke you could have a chat with down the pub. A good egg all round.

The fact that Boris Johnson spoke of Farage in the same breath as Corbyn speaks volumes. He was unwilling to make even the slightest concession to the Brexit Party and even spoke of Farage as an ‘unfit person’. I suspect this is because he wants Parliament stuffed with loyal EU yes-men. We must keep a very close eye on these negotiations, the devil is in the detail. Nigel and the Brexit Party will be needed again I am sure.Lunar Tick replied:

Excellent analysis JK. Those who believe parliament is now stuffed full of leavers rather than remainers following this election are in for a rather rude awakening.

Adrian Johnson said:

‘[The UK’s] living well is the best revenge [on the EU].’
Thank you, Nigel, for making this possible.

Doctor Ferris said:  

Nigel Farage fought off the European invasion almost single-handedly without a drop of blood being spilled. Surely that puts him in a more noble category than his predecessors in the fight against invasion from Europe. Asking him to join the likes of Baroness Worthington, Baroness Chakrabarti and possible Baroness Jo Swinson is an insult.

Cincinnatus wrote:

Knighthoods and peerages have been hopelessly devalued by the shameful way in which they have been scattered like confetti by recent administrations. Yes I’m looking at you Cameron!

How about something far better. The Order of Merit is the personal gift of Her Majesty. It is limited to 24 members with, at present, 3 notional vacancies to be filled. As one of the categories for eligibility is the promotion of culture, who can argue that Nigel’s sterling efforts have been instrumental in preventing many aspects of British culture from being crushed to oblivion by the relentless EU bureaucracy.

It’s a long shot but what a splendid gesture. Popular with the population and sheer poison to the blob.

Sackerson wrote:

Recognition . . . somehow I’m reminded of Doctor Johnson’s reply to Lord Chesterfield when the latter offered support after the former had struggled alone with his mammoth dictionary project for ten years:

‘Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind: but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it.’

FirstNationFirst wrote:

Nigel Farage should be appointed the UK ambassador to the EU. Then we will know that BJ is actually going to free this country.

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