After his bid to become Britain’s Ambassador to Washington, backed by a nod from Combover Crybaby Donald Trump, turned out not necessarily to his advantage, UKIP’s still “interim” leader Nigel “Thirsty” Farage has turned to his next wizard wheeze to generate More And Bigger Media Coverage Opportunities For Himself Personally Now, which has involved taking out a king-sized onion and playing the victim.
Squeaky rumbled finger up the bum time
And once again, the press is all too ready to indulge this preposterous windbag, as they have on so many previous occasions. That the increasingly piss-poor Express would come running to his aid was not in question, given its hysterical pro-UKIP and anti-EU stance. But the rest of the press pack, headed by the Murdoch Sun, have also carried the story, which is that Farage claims to have been the victim of death threats.
So what’s the schtick? “NIGEL Farage says he cannot leave his house without security after Brexit and Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory … The interim Ukip leader has received death threats and just last week was confronted during a night out … he had been threatened with a glass on Thursday night”. So just like the experience for many EU migrants on a trip down the local Wetherspoons, then. Big sodding deal.
But there’s more: Farage then bleats “I’ve got no life - I can’t do anything, I can’t go anywhere … Certainly I would not go out in London of an evening on my own without security - couldn’t even think about it … I can’t even walk down the street without it. I have to go to private places, private venues”. Like lording it at the Ritz Hotel and then telling everyone how he’s challenging those so-called elites.
And on he drones: “The thought of doing a Friday night pub crawl around Westminster – I just can’t do it any more”. Got barred from the Westminster Arms, did he? In any case, what’s the difference between what he describes and what other party leaders experience, especially in London? He wants to claim he’s the leader of a major party - well, there you go Nige, that’s what being the leader of a major party entails.
In any case, what the press are managing not to ask is those inconvenient questions, like taking Farage - a proven fantasist and liar - on trust. Remember the claim that he had been the subject of an “assassination attempt” after his car’s wheel nuts came loose? There was no second source, no informed opinion, just Farage taken on trust once more. And it was a totally invented pack of lies. He just dreamed it up.
On top of that, had there been a string of death threats, one might expect him to have informed the Police, who would then, at the very least, have advised him about what additional security arrangements he should put in place. You know Nige, like Gina Miller, the woman who got piled on by all the Kippers and their hangers-on after telling you where you got off on The Andy Marr Show (tm). But there is no Police statement this time.
And until there is, this story should be treated with as much scepticism as all the other Farage fantasies. Stop playing his game, press people. He’s an irrelevance. End of story.