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Friday, 8 May 2020
Nigel Farage - Yesterday’s Racist
What a difference a year has made for Brexit Party Oberscheissenführer Nigel “Thirsty” Farage: in late May last year he was riding high, his party having won a whopping 29 seats in elections to the European Parliament. Then came the fall: by December’s General Election, the Brexit Party eventually contested just 275 seats and garnered a mere 2% of the popular vote. As the Coronavirus pandemic hit, he became an irrelevance.
His attacks on any aspect of Government or indeed opposition policy on Covid-19 fell on deaf ears. Brexit had been “done” (well, it hadn’t, but with the effect on Farage’s career, it might as well have been). There were no more European Parliament expenses to claim, no more grandstanding opportunities in the Parliament chamber. Nige was yesterday’s man. How could be wrest the initiative from the Tory Party?
(c) Steve Bell 2016
And then it came to him in an instant, or it might just be that he binge-watched a box set of The Prisoner. He would not tolerate lockdown. He was not a number - he was a free man! And he also hated migrants, especially when they didn’t talk English and were not white. He would combine all of that, break lockdown, head to the coast to claim lots of scary brown foreigners were coming here, and become a martyr in the process.
So it was that he rocked up in Dover to tell his adoring followers “Over 50 illegal immigrants escorted into Dover today. Fewer than 5% will be removed. Mainstream commentators say I am wrong to highlight this. They are out of touch, not me … I witnessed first hand our Border Force acting as a taxi service for illegal migrants in Dover this morning. This scandal continues and people have got every right to be angry about it”.
Then there came a knock on the door from Kent Police. “Lockdown lunacy. Two police officers just knocked on my door to advise me on essential travel. They had received a complaint that I had been to Dover to report on the illegal migrant scandal taking place. What a total waste of time and money”. He certainly is. But he wasn’t done yet.
“The fact is that more than 1,000 illegal immigrants have passed through Dover already this year and there has been almost no public debate about this until I started filming”. More than 30,000 Britons have died with Covid-19, Nige, including more than 200 NHS and other care workers. But he had to have his time in the limelight.
So more publicity was generated by a pointless letter to the Chief Constable. “I have sent a letter of complaint to the Chief Constable of Kent Police and requested a full explanation”. You broke the law, brainbox. You’re lucky you didn’t get fined. But yesterday, there he was again. “I returned to film on the Kent coast this morning. Every time I witness more illegal migrants arriving with help from the Border Force. Nothing will stop me from drawing attention to this scandal taking place. I will not be silenced”. Whatever.
Sadly, any gain Farage may have made was then sprayed up the wall as he went in to bat for the Russians, and Combover Crybaby Donald Trump. “In the UK and the US over the last few weeks, all Russia charges have once again proved to be fake news”. That’s Mike Flynn, Nige. There was nothing fake about his case. He already pleaded guilty.
Then an own goal to finish. “A day to remember the huge sacrifice made for our freedom. Get the flags out. #VEDay75”. Nige has forgotten that his side lost that one. Sad, really.
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