April 22nd, 2014

When Nigel Farage Was Mistaken for the Russian PM

Appearing on Have I Got News for You Nigel Farage claimed that he has never sat for a portrait. As revealed in yesterday’s Sun Guido can confirm this to be true, but only thanks to a technicality. When the European Parliament commissioned a series portraits to be painted of leading MEPs, the artist brought in to do the job was left somewhat confused as to who exactly the UKIP leader was. Visitors to the grand opening of his exhibition in Brussels were therefore greatly amused when the painting above Farage’s name showed the face of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Unsurprisingly Nigel decided against hanging it up on his wall and bestowed it to a party activist instead. Perhaps he’s not so keen on the Russians after all.


67 Comments

  1. 1
    8illy says:

    Not first.

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    • 7
      Norman Normal says:

      Where did the money come from to pay the artist and who was in charge of this monstrous waste of time and money?

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      • 16
        EU says:

        You paid. You like?

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        • 19
          Barreness Trashcan of Private Plane (she’s the one who’s saved Ukraine) says:

          Me next !!! – coz I’m worf it!

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        • 49
          Norman Normal says:

          No I don’t like, it’s bad enough my taxes are sent to the EU which employs failed politicians and incompetent bureaucrats. Now I find out they are having portraits painted? Why will a selfie not do?

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      • 46
        Get UK Out of EU says:

        Exactly. It came from EU taxpayers, obviously. Disgusting waste. For goodness sake, get us out.

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    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      Must be a boring story day today..

      Where’s that barrel Gudio ?

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    • 58
      The Growler says:

      I don’t know about Putin but if the portraitifit had smirk on its mush, you can just imagine Gideon, pre thinning days

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  2. 2
    Ed Miliband says:

    Don’t worry David Moyes….when we win the election next year I will appoint you sporting tzar :)

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  3. 3
    John Tandy says:

    Give me Nigel Farage any day….

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  4. 4
    Brian Giggs says:

    Welfare cuts drive UK’s poorest families deeper into poverty, says Oxfam.

    It really is a cluster fuck of misery. For those at the very bottom of the economy

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    • 50
      Norman Normal says:

      Perhaps they could go somewhere else and claim assylum?

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      • 52
        how about says:

        It’s miserable for those of us supporting people who are too
        bloody lazy and entitled to sort themselves out.They’ll stay in bed,
        drink,take drugs and pop out endless kids rather than seize control
        and take responsibility for their own lives.

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  5. 5
    Pravda aka BBC says:

    Neit

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  6. 6
    Ian Hisplop says:

    UKIP are ghastly!

    *But I never say anything that direct about other parties.

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    • 8
      BBC says:

      well done ian….more documentaries for you, don’t worry about the expenses either…..

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    • 9
      Norman Normal says:

      Easy way to sculpt Hisplop:
      Drop a hard boiled egg on the kitchen floor…done.

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      • 14
        An 'Artiste' - well funded by the Artse Cownsill says:

        So very . . . expressive of the modern idiot . .

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        • 55
          Norman Normal says:

          I’ve preserved it in formaldehyde and mounted it on a plinth sculpted from eco sustainably managed wood.
          Price for this exclusive artwork only €100,000,000.

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    • 12
      Rickytshirt says:

      That’s because he now represents the establishment and is about as funny as herpes.

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  7. 10
    The stench of human excrement and hypocrisy preceding ‘Dave’ says:

    He’s right behind me . . .

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    • 20
      David Cameron that famous defender of Christians says:

      I am the biggest hypocrite round here I will have you know…

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9136191/Christians-have-no-right-to-wear-cross-at-work-says-Government.html

      Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.

      The response, prepared by the Foreign Office, adds:

      “In neither case is there any suggestion that the wearing of a visible cross or crucifix was a generally recognised form of practising the Christian faith, still less one that is regarded (including by the applicants themselves) as a requirement of the faith.”

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      • 53
        Andy Pandy says:

        What does this have to do with the FO? I would have thought the Min of Culture or Justice would have been more appropriate.

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  8. 11
    Col. Nut says:

    This is a case of dumb and duma.

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  9. 13
    Anonymous says:

    800,000 British jobs advertised to foreign workers in the EU.

    Thousands of British jobs are being advertised to foreign workers across the European Union despite ‘rife’ unemployment in the UK.

    More than 800,000 UK jobs are listed on a website funded by the European Commission, with foreign jobseekers being offered up to £900 to cover travelling costs to the UK for interviews.

    The website EURES lists a total of more than 1.4million vacancies across the EU, with the UK making up more than 50 per cent of them.

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/27/800000-british-jobs-advertised-to-foreign-workers-in-the-eu-3900683/

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    • 18
      Accelerate welfare reform says:

      We need foreigner workers to do the jobs British shirkers don’t want to do. They want to sit at home and watch Sky telly while Poles and Portuguese want to graft hard.

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      • 23
        Eastern European builders and plumbers says:

        Not really, what we want is access to your “in work” benefits..

        Tax credits, child benefit, free healthcare and education, plus housing benefit.

        Plus we continue working cash in hand whilst getting benefits, so we have loads of money to send back home to Eastern Europe to build big houses.

        Then when we have made enough money from you fools we will go home, but there is a good 10 or 12 years of troffing to do first.

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        • 26
          Pole Dancer says:

          Studies show Polish builders pay more in taxes than they take out. They work hard but aren’t cripples or shirkers who sponge of the state.

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          • Stella Creasy Says UKIP Are 'Childish' says:

            Those are the studies which ignore the costs of educating their children, the higher costs of rent, the increased overcrowding, the re-introduction of TB into our teeming cities, the extra pressure these hordes place on the NHS, causing longer queues for everyone else, poorer quality services and increasing the death rates from cancer in East London.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Money spent educating the children of hard-working Poles is money well spent compared to educating the children of the religion of peace or the children of our own indigenous doletariate.

            In a generation all the doctors, dentists and lawyers will have Polish surnames. It’ll make a change from the Singhs and Butts we have at the moment.

            The scandal is not the cost of educating Polish kids. It’s the waste of money educating the indigenous fuckers in the North of England and Fucking Scotland.

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          • The Growler says:

            From what someone told me these jobbies often do not appear on the UK Jobbie Centre listings, eg train despatcher. First get the local jobs filled by locals and then if no takers in the UK advertise abroad.

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          • Anonymous says:

            the indigenous fuckers in the North of England and Fucking Scotland.

            Well f-off to Poland then. You won’t be missed.

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  10. 15
    Bosun Higgs says:

    It looks as though the artist was pretty fed up by the time he/she got to the Fs.

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  11. 21
    Hans Holbein says:

    Not one of my best I admit, but I’d had a few at the Goose & Trumpet the night before.

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  12. 24
    0845 Farage says:

    EMI Records have been linked to Satanism, mind-control and military intelligence.

    Ex-Tory M.P. Louise Mensch used to work for EMI under Roger Lewis, a good friend of Bob Geldof.

    Louise Mensch’s husband is Peter Mensch, who’s company Q Prime managed the paedophile singer Ian Watkins and his band the Lost Prophets.

    In 2012, Louise Mensch abruptly resigned as a Tory M.P. and moved to New York.

    Ian Watkins was arrested in December 2012.

    In December 2012 Louise Mensch’s ex-business partner Luke Bozier was also arrested on child porn charges.

    In November 2013, Peaches Geldof caused controversy by tweeting the names of two women linked to Ian Watkins abuse ring.

    In April 2014, Peaches died in mysterious circumstances.

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  13. 25
    Just sayin' says:

    Where are those “hordes of Romanians” threatened by UKIP?

    Has anyone spotted more than a handful?

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    • 29
      Stella Creasy Says UKIP Are 'Childish' says:

      Go to Walthamstow High Street on any sunny Sunday morning. You will see some of them sitting at the tables outside all the cafes. There are hundreds of Romanians and Bulgarians.

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      • 40
        a stickler for detail says:

        Hundreds. We were told 28 million were ready.

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        • 42
          Stella Creasy Says UKIP Are 'Childish' says:

          That is just in three cafes in a space of 50 yards in one small part of one London borough. Do the maths. I haven’t mentioned the Polish cafe a few yards up the road.

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    • 32
      Anonymous says:

      They are all down at the food bank

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    • 35
      Socialism is theft says:

      You know how long it takes to get here on a horse and cart, stopping very two miles to beg for food?

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    • 36
      C O (Ξ7q1) says:

      Yes – the fuckers were begging on my local fucking high street the other day, and have been trying to sell Ch!nese prints at over the cost door to door whilst they case the neighbourhood.

      Luckily we are onto the bastards where I am located :-D

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    • 37
      Lower pay for British workers says:

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  14. 28
    0845 Farage says:

    EMI Records have been linked to S@tanism, mind-control and military intelligence.

    Ex-Tory M.P. Louise Mensch used to work for EMI under Roger Lewis, a good friend of Bob G-eldof.

    Louise Mensch’s husband is Peter Mensch, whose company Q Prime managed the p@edophile singer I@n W@tkins and his band the Lost Prophets.

    In 2012, Louise Mensch abruptly resigned as a Tory M.P. and moved to New York.

    I@n W@tkins was arrested in December 2012.

    In December 2012 Louise Mensch’s ex-business partner Luke Bozier was also arrested on child p-orn charges.

    In November 2013, Peaches Geldof caused controversy by tweeting the names of two women linked to I@n W@tkins abuse ring.

    In April 2014, Peaches died in mysterious circumstances.

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  15. 31
    Bumsexy Cameron, call me Prime Minister if you Dare ! says:

    How do I ensure my legacy is not one of losing to a Jellyfish and not winning a majority government over Labour when standing against Brown ?

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  16. 33
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    “the public” are being manipulated into accepting the lies and distortions pumped out by Tory Loving Media etc.

    All I have to say is that the sooner a mob storms Parliament and drags Holy Dave and the Rev IDS to a Peoples Court – the better.

    But it won’t happen, Holy Dave will live a carefree privileged life with the tax payer paying Mr Plod to keep the likes of me away from him – while tens of thousands will eke out a miserable existence, hating him with the same visceral intensity as I do

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    • 38
      C O (Ξ7q1) says:

      Hardly.

      People are reacting to the failed attempt at building a socialist utopia.

      Watch and learn as history rhymes – Those on the left will be first against the wall.

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    • 39
      Spoonface Cameron says:

      What’s wrong with you…don’tcha like bumsex?

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      • 41
        C O (Ξ7q1) says:

        The left rubbed the right’s nose in diversity.

        Cameron rubbed the left’s nose in a sweaty gay hairy orifice.

        Still waiting for the femin!sts to walk into the homophobic trap that has been laid – nearly there now…

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    • 43
      jgm2 says:

      The thought of you eking out a miserable existence has cheered me up immensely.

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  17. 44
    Get UK Out of EU says:

    How dare they! How many billions of taxpayers’ money were squandered on these self agrandising, snouts in the trough MEP paintings, Guido?

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    • 45
      Get UK Out of EU says:

      Or millions …?

      Flipping heck, how did I type billions?

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    • 65
      The Growler says:

      I wonder if all those Spitting Image puppets when bought by MPs was payed for by an entry on the expenses chit. The little darlings were desperate to see if they would appear on S I . Ah memories, just imagine if it had kept going instead of packing in 1997 but I don’t think Liebore and this lot of Cons would appreciate the humour.

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  18. 67
    broderick crawford says:

    Farage and Medvedev ?

    Two distinguished fascinating attractive men in their prime .

    Willie !!!!!

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We also need Zil lanes.


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