Week 39: Villain – Nigel Farage

by Ray_North on September 29, 2014

villain_icon_v2This week’s villain is leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage.

‘Oh, he’s such a man of the people,’
‘He’s the type of bloke I’d like to go for a pint with.’
‘At least he addressing the issues people are really bothered about.’

Bolloxs, bollox, bollox – Nigel Farage is a villain of the first order, a right-wing bigot, who, if he got his way would transform our country into something resembling the worst aspects of the 1920s. We don’t buy into this – man of the people nonsense. We see Nigel Farage for what he is, a populist, espousing a deeply offensive right-wing ideology, who has a carefully crafted persona, which is as fake and as risible as a tweet from a Daily Mirror journalist.

He gets our villain award this week, after his performance at the UKIP Party Conference, during which he unveiled some of his election policies – they are actually so regressive to be quite frightening.

He seemed to blame Labour for personally bringing about child abuse in Rotherham through ‘political correctness,’ whilst everything else was blamed on immigration and Europe. He promised to cut the foreign aid budget, take us out of the EU and scrap inheritance tax. He introduced a tax on high priced goods, which we might not necessarily disapprove of on these pages, then promptly dropped it a day later – clearly suggesting that this was a brazen attempt to throw a curve ball at Labour. He also promised to remove much of the legislation that has been put in place to protect workers in the workplace; and, despite his attempts to deflect away from this issue, has stated that UKIP will introduce charging for the NHS.

UKIP is a horrible party.

They do not stand up for the ordinary man in the pub – they articulate the fears of those who are scared of everything that is remotely foreign or progressive or challenging.

And, the more ground that Farage makes – and, he is currently lolloping ahead of the Lib-Dems and coming for both Labour and the Tories, the more chance there is of our whole political culture taking another lurch rightwards.

Do not empathise with this man: he is a villain.

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nino September 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Ugh!! After that lovely post on Marianne Faithfull you hit us with this revolting twerp. But the Labour Party’s strenuous efforts to distance itself from its origins and the people it used to represent could only lead to this hideous “man of the people” seriously challenging for power. Both Hitler and Mussolini started out as clownish outsiders riding on the back of political failures of the left.

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