While some pundits are criticising aspects of the Government response to the Coronavirus pandemic, one of those who cannot even qualify as a has-been, because he never was, has been shooting off his North And South demanding that his view should prevail. And to no surprise at all, that individual is Nigel “Thirsty” Farage, still Oberscheissenführer of the not-really-a-party-at-all Brexit Party, now with no MEPs at all.
Ah well. That, invariably, involves More And Bigger Paycheques For Himself Personally Now, which means he has written a monumentally tedious op-ed for the increasingly desperate and downmarket Telegraph, a paper that is rapidly positioning itself as a beacon of total irrelevance, pumping out article after article telling readers how the lockdown is rubbish, and the Government’s measures are worse than the virus.
The answer is that, invariably, it would be the latter, and most likely the decision as to who took that action would have been down to Clement Attlee, the Labour leader who was Churchill’s de facto deputy from 1940, a position formalised in 1942. And it seems that Farage is, perhaps accidentally, suggesting a very similar arrangement today.
So, with voting in Labour’s leadership election having concluded, and a result imminent, what Farage appears to be saying is that whoever wins the leader and deputy leader contests should be invited to join a coalition Government. After all, the only “no-nonsense outsider” who served in Churchill’s war cabinet was Max Beaverbrook, and he had significant previous political experience. No-one else fits Farage’s template.
But good of him to recommend the new Labour leader and deputy leader as part of a coalition Government to save the country from Tory ineptitude. What a trouper.
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Friday, 3 April 2020
Nigel Farage Demands Labour In Power
Posted by Tim Fenton at 12:25
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He is not, of course, "a trouper".
He's a fucking racist nutjob.
There is a lot of things I wish he would do.
Maybe all of these self-serving and elitist loving old men should huddle up together now?
Farage ought to be doing something during this crisis that suits the man of talent. Fart lighting; that's a good one.
When referring to him we could say retreat but he never was a treat in the first place...
Did you have to choose such bad timing?
I can't work out if you went back in time or forward?
Good god man - NO!
The last thing Labour wants is to be a part of this gov... all that would happen - and we all know it - is that every failing by the tories would be put down, again by the tories, to the Labour MP's helping the tory party.
The tories would use any involvement to put all the blame on the Labour party... something they can't to at the moment.
Then again, Nandy has said she would be join with the tories till this was over... and Starmer is currently AWAL. Heck Starmer is more invisible than Boris, and - lets be brutally honest - Boris spends most of his life hiding in fridges.
Nigel's not exactly renowned for thinking things through
Major Attlee wasn't just a politician; he had fought bravely in World War 1.
Only thing Farage has ever fought for is to get to the front of the queue at the bar.
Also, Churchill was able to enlist the talents of Attlee, Bevin, Morrison and millions of Labour voters in a way that Chamberlain and Halifax couldn't. Now imagine Johnson rallying the nation in a similar way. Exactly. Johnson isn't a tenth of the man Churchill was, and hopefully his 1945 is coming soon at the hands of Keir Starmer.
This sounds like Nigel grifting for a cabinet place for himself.
He can then replicate his MEP act, fail to attend while running up an impressive bar tab.
How that will help us survive a pandemic is quite beyond me.
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