Sunday, 25 January 2009

Farage on BBC Politics Show - the result

I was out celebrating birthdays today (mine, my son's, my brother-in-law's and my mother-in-law's) when Farage's interview on the BBC Politics Show was broadcast so I've only just had a chance to watch it.

I was a bit apprehensive because I'd already had a phone call asking for my opinion and telling me that a lot of people were saying it wasn't a great interview. I have to admit, it wasn't a great interview bit I really don't think it was that bad.

Nigel's choice of outfit wasn't great - he looked like a wannabe east-end gangster or even a posh used car salesman. But that's what he wears and if you watched the West Midlands edition of the Politics Show and saw what my MP, David Wright, was wearing you'd rather have Farage's trilby and donkey jacket!

One positive thing that came out of it was the interviewer saying that Farage was in it for the money to which he replied that he was earning more money when he was 21 years old and that becoming an MEP was a financial sacrafice.

The BBC stitched Nigel up and that's to be expected. Auntie Beeb gets millions from the EU propaganda fund and the whole corporation is infested with communists and eurofederalists.

The Beeb set out to portray Farage as a bit of a rebel, a bit of a joker, doesn't really take anything seriously and to be honest they're not far off the mark. He is a rebel and he does like a joke - loves them in fact. He certainly doesn't take the EU Parliament seriously and nor should he - it's a mickey mouse parliament for mickey mouse federalist politicians.

Farage is an experienced politician, he should have known better than to get screwed over by the BBC. That said, I don't think it was as bad as people apparently think it was. It probably won't have done him any favours but I very much doubt it put anybody off voting for UKIP that wasn't already put off.


Steve Fowler's Blog. said...

To be honest i think the closer we get to the Euro elections now the more slaging off we will get but yes i think the BBC we're just trying rip into Nigel in this interview.

D.Meyers said...

As I have said before, Farage is an instantly likeable character and that came across.
He made me laugh first thing in the morning and that's saying something.

I'm sure many prefer a 'rebellious joker' to the casual Cameron or the sombre Brown.

Steve Halden said...

The EU is trying to destroy the British Parliament, and replace it with a federal government based in Brussels.

The BBC supports this idea for a federal government, so we can expect very litte help form the BBC.

This seemed to me to be a deliberate attempt to make fun of UKIP, in order to undermine our policy of leaving the EU.

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Anonymous said...

I saw the same interview and he was fine. The word I'll use is 'unconventional'. Thinking of how odious conventional politicians are, that's a good thing. A spin free zone. My husband listened to him for the 1st time and liked him. He's one of us. After the interview, my husband read your party's website for the 1st time. That's not bad, eh?