December 31st, 2012

Quote of the Day

Nigel Farage explains his popularity

“… the entire political class is held in contempt. I am just lucky to be held in less contempt than the rest of them.”


21 Comments

  1. 1
    mitch says:

    He gets my vote just for that.

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  2. 2
    Can't use me old moniker says:

    He’s got that right.

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  3. 3
    left wing, right wing, it's all the same bird! says:

    how true….

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  4. 4
    ed martin says:

    and its held in contempt by those who voted for it, got what they wanted – but don’t what what they’ve got

    circular innit?

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  5. 5
    Nutty says:

    48% preferred none of the above. :-D that would be my choice too.

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  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    He should be thanking the previous Labour Government for making him popular.

    Yes the labour supporter will be pointing out that after 2.5 years we are still blaming Labour.

    For the next 30 years the events from 1997 > 2010 wil be scrutinised over & over again.

    How many languages should this comment be printed in?

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  7. 9
    Col. Nut says:

    You couldn’t hold Vaz in contempt. He’d slip out of your hands.

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    • 10
      Buster Gasket says:

      Smooth as an eel in a bucket of snot?

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      • 12
        Col. Nut says:

        There is actually a marine creature, the hagfish or slime eel which appears to belong to a branch of the same evolutionary line that led to Vaz as a terrestrial dweller. Like Vaz the hagfish when threatened can produce copius amounts of slime for which humanity has yet to find a useful purpose.

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  8. 14
    Dan Saffend says:

    He should add “….. for the time being”.

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  9. 15
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Like when Mae West smart-mouthed a judge, at a hearing to determine whether her play “Sex” would be shut down as obscene:

    “Are you looking to show contempt towards this Court?”
    “Right now, I’m doin’ my damnedest to conceal it, Your Honour!”

    Nige just makes it a little bit easier not to have to conceal contempt for all the other politicians, but that’s pretty much the extent of his contribution; “I’m bad, but they’re worse” is hardly a recommendation.

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    • 16
      ed martin says:

      right

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    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      “i’m bad but they’re worse…”

      That seems to be the entirety of the Labour Party’s message so dont see any reason Nige shouldnt use it…at least he’s got the odd policy knocking around in contrast to millibland & co.

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  10. 19
    Jay says:

    Until he defrauds us of a paddock like Gidiot or turns out to be a compulsive liar like CamerHunt.

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