April 23rd, 2014

649 Brits Apply to Be Farage’s Secretary in Last 12 Hours

Farage reckons that his wife is the only person who could put up with being his secretary and that by definition then no British person could do the job. Turns out that isn’t quite the case. Appearing on the XPat Jobs website yesterday was a mock advert to be the UKIP leader’s PA, complete with a warning about the long and unsociable hours. In 12 hours 764 had applied for the fake job, 649 of them Brits. Ten Poles and five Romanians also went for it. And another German. Presumably the 26 million other potential applicants didn’t fancy it…


119 Comments

  1. 1
    Socialism is theft says:

    All this publicity for UKIP can do no harm – even all the negative BBC,Guardian and Times kind.

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    • 2
      Socialism is theft says:

      Where does it say that the applicant must sleep in the same bed as Farage?

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      • 34
        Blog Standard says:

        It would say they are desperate for work. This may be something possibly not common around the westminster bubble and its environs, but out in the real world, there are lots of people looking for a decent job. Personally, I find this particular stunt to be somewhat distasteful and people trying to make poltical capital out of it as unpleasant as the people who think it funny to joke about farage being anally penetrated. Uncivilised.

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        • 91
          Transparency please, Guido says:

          Your blog makes clear this was a mock advert, but doesn’t say how you know. (No hat tip, that I can see).

          Did you have a role in this advert being placed? If not, it would be interesting to know how you came to know the advert was just a prank.

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          • Spartacus says:

            falsely raising expectations of someone out of work?

            not very pleasant being on the other end of such a prank

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          • Peter Martin says:

            I actually thought it was illegal to advertise a product, or service that could not be delivered, to prevent the unscrupulous abusing the trust of the credulous, with no intention of delivering.

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          • A bodger from Bucks. says:

            Of course it’s a spoof.
            Farage doesn’t live any where near Buckingham – and I assume neither does their mp – ‘Baby Burco’.

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          • Transparency please says:

            Thanks to A Bodger from Bucks.

            (Not one of the Guido kids, by any chance, replying under that pseudonym?)

            So it’s implied, based on his/her feedback, that one can’t take at face value any piece posted by the Guido blog.

            One has to track down the original report/posting on a subject that gets blogged about here, scrutinise it for spoof-work, before deciding it’s a puerile prank that Guido may or may not be part of, and then deciding whether to comment or not?

            Is that the future of blogging, as Guido sees it? (No wonder the Guido kids are all scrambling to write for others).

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      • 56
        Jelly Fish says:

        I’ve got more backbone than Cameron.

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      • 71
        Annabelle Fuller says:

        It was definitely in the advert I answered. He told me it was standard.

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    • 6
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      How the liblabconers must hate Farage having a secretary he can trust, and is fluent in at least two of the main EU languages !

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      • 70
        Soupdragon says:

        Yeah, it’s a real pain for Clegg ho can speak 5 languages.

        And most EU residents who can speak two, whereas you’re average UKIP non-thinker struggles with just English.

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      • 73
        Delusional thinking says:

        I don’t buy this argument from The Sun and complacent Conservatives that many of their disaffected supporters will “return home” in 2015 after flocking behind UKIP in the euro elections.

        Why would anyone who has been branded a fruitcake, swivel-eye loon and racist (closet or otherwise) by Cameron, and his cohorts, shrug off such smears to support him?

        Especially, because many believe that he won’t give the referendum he has promised on the EU. They simply don’t trust or respect him.

        Most won’t vote Conservative in 2015. They are more likely to abstain than “return”.

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    • 34
      Perks says:

      Yes but out of those 665 applicants, only the German was prepared to become Mrs Farage.

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    • 39
      Let's try thinking says:

      The UK has, according to the ONS, 46,107,200 elegible voters.

      If UKIP say that, it is still just as true.

      Does that mean that 46,107,200 will actually vote? Not according to Parliament, who report that for the 2010 General Election, the turnout was only 65.1%.

      So we see that the number of eligible voters is not the same as the number who actually voted.

      Does this mean that it is wrong to state the number who are eligible?

      Does it fuck.

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    • 46
      JIMMY says:

      ME’THINKS A HELL OF A LOT OF POLITICIANS AND THEIR APPARACHIKS ARE FEARFUL OF FARAGE AND UKIP.

      IMMIGRATION/WHITE PACKAGING ON FAGS/GOVERNANCE OF THE UK/MATE’INESS AND A PINT IN THE HAND AS WELL AS A GOOD LOOKING SECRETARY ARE NARKING THE ESTABLISHEMENT

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    • 60
      Liar.Politicians says:

      Nick Robinson tries to trash Nigel Farage, showing his allegiance to the LibLabCon party machine and not unbiased reporting. Robinson came off worse.

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      • 105
        thostids says:

        I think that Robinson is actually saying to Farage “Gissajob Guv”.

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      • 116
        Get UK Out of EU says:

        Robinson so misses the point. As many who have family businesses will tell you, Farage’s leadership of UKIP is so all engulfing in terms of its demands on his life that only a devoted family member would proved the level of dedicated commitment that Farage needs at all hours of the day and night. For someone with such a demanding job to involve their spouse as their secretary also helps deflect some of the strains that such lifestyle places on family life.

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    • 81
      lojolondon says:

      Even the Guido kind – not sure why Guido is so anti the only Eurosceptic who speaks for the majority of Brits, but perhaps the Westminster/MSM bubble has affected his perspective?
      This was easily set up – why not mention the Twitter feed that encourages people to apply for the job?
      The MSM and LIBLABCON is hammering away at Nigel and UKIP, but the public are not stupid.

      “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

      – Mahatma Gandhi

      We are in stage 3 now. Stage 4 comes on 22 May.

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    • 88
      M says:

      Coz you can employ that many on expenses in the EU

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    • 94
      Anonymous says:

      You can SMELL THE FEAR from the LIBLABCONs
      They are Terrified

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    • 119
      Meejie says:

      I see the mainstream media have missed the point again. Spouses work for their partner to support them and often work extremely long and unsociable hours. The EU employment and working hour directive would therefore mean that nobody could do the job. They would probably call it slave labour

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  2. 3
    Revd. Phoney (£rd Fuckin Way) B£iar, sanctimonious Git and £iar, emoting and wiv stupid grin says:

    Hi !!!!!

    In spite of what I may of said in the past, – even to the point of letting the bastards into the UK, – Mad Mussos spell trouble and need watching very very closely.

    Vlad paid me we££ to say that !

    Bye, – got new wellfy clients to see!

    PS I never had no probs getting weird witchy wimmin to werk for me !!!!

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  3. 4
    still walking into darkness says:

    Why are you Guido attempting to ridicule Farage? it won’t work, you should be ashamed of how pathetic this looks

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    • 8
      Anna Raccoon says:

      Are you the same humourless twat who’s been trying to comment on my blog?

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      • 80
        Londoner says:

        That was probably me. Your blog, by the way, is not very funny.

        Get people to write on it who know what they are writing about. It will then improve. Once you have dshown you are not just an ignorant clown who will publish any old shit you can then afford to try a few jests and japes about serious matters. In the meantime, don’t try to cover up for your pathetic ignorance by pretending you were being ‘ironic’.

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    • 9
      Taxfodder says:

      Rupert said so…….

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    • 20
      Tony E says:

      The more the mainstream media try to poke fun at Farage the more I tend to think I might vote UKIP in the Euro elections.

      I’m surprised Guido is going for Farage in this way, following the execrable Nick Robinson’s attack line.

      What are the commentators worried about that they need to retreat into the low politics of smear?

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      • 27
        FrankFisher says:

        They’re worried about democracy of course. We might vote the way we’re not supposed to.

        I will.

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  4. 5
    Hamjam bin insun says:

    649 gay men want a job? Now surprise me.

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  5. 7
    Hamjam bin insun says:

    Anjem Choudary @anjemchoudary_
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    @prashantabhm Brother, I never said that. I said Islam WILL be peaceful after we mulsims exterminate all the kafirs #AskAnjem
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  6. 10
    Hamjam bin insun says:

    Horror as 18-INCH super-rats invade Luton town centre – and they’re smart enough to take food without stepping into traps
    Super-rat plague has spread to Luton as town faces monster menace. Nanjam says he is taller than this.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610255/Rat-like-cunning-Now-18-INCH-super-rats-invade-Luton-theyre-smart-food-without-stepping-traps.html#ixzz2zhhxKQfk
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    • 15
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Luton? Even the rats will fuck off soon enough.

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      • 65
        C.O.Jones says:

        This will put you off your lunch.

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        • 107
          broderick crawford says:

          At least Rattie seemed to be enjoying himself undisturbed … definitely not one of the Mallnourished Millions .

          Remind me never to travel ANYWHERE other than to my local fresh food store and to eat ONLY personally home prepared food .

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          • broderick crawford says:

            Did you know rats/mice have the inclination to piss whilst walking ?

            Thus if you ever drink a canned beverage which invariably will have been stored in a warehouse /stockroom make sure you clean its spout and pour it into a glass as drinking from the spout could give you Weill s Disease and other horrors .

            Sleep well…

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  7. 11
    No more LibLabCon says:

    The more the media and the discredited establisment party machines attack Farage the more people totally pissed off with the current LibLabCon lies just want to vote for him.

    Carry on!

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    • 55
      Nigela Farage. says:

      I will lower the price of fags and beer, limit economic immigration to a known quality and quality, and make people only eat healthy food in pubs and approved restaurants.

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  8. 12
    Rev. camerlong and The Very Rev most highness B£@1R says:

    We are united, unlike Man U, but we have extra curricular interests in line with the new manager.

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  9. 14
    Who is the bastard who did this? says:

    It is disrespectful to abuse the hopes of unemployed people for this kind of stunt. 649 of your fellow countrymen who are presumably all seeking work have had their time wasted, drafting c.v.c and cover letters in a cruel hoax. For what? a few cheap poltical points. Was this one of your pals Guido? Name them please.

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    • 48
      It's just lefty thugs says:

      649 union funded activists and crypto-commie/anarchists.

      Don’t be too upset.

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      • 57
        Cynic says:

        I doubt that. I bet that many of them were very hopeful that this was their chance to better themselves.

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    • 59
      Cleggover and the Limp Dims says:

      We will stoop to unbelievable practices to ensure we survive the coming elections.

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  10. 16
    Winston says:

    Let the metropolitan elite have their fun in the cosy little bubble. Guardian readership 200k, Daily Mail 2m. We are the people, liberal elite F**k Off.

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    • 61
      BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

      Without us the Guardian circulation would be 100k.
      Same for the Independent and Mirror – so there.

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  11. 17
    Nigels Frau says:

    If it wasn’t for me he’d be shagging them all.

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  12. 18

    It’s cruel and irresponsible to post a fake job ad and get presumably genuine applications. And what useful point can it possibly make?

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    • 25
      Londoner says:

      I agree. What kind of an arsehole thinks it is funny to laugh at people seeking work? 649 people out of work is a tragedy.

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  13. 23
    Uncle Jom says:

    Just goes to show how cheap and nasty the Mainstream has got pulling this kind of stunt

    Shames you Guido I had more respect for you than this these kind of stunts will actually drive more undecided Voters in to UKIP

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  14. 24
    Unemployed youth says:

    The other 26 million are working here in factories for low wages and ever decreasing terms and conditions. My first vote will be for ukip.

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  15. 26
    FrankFisher says:

    And the job spec posted there meets with legal requirements such as days off, working time directive does it?

    SUCH a non story…

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  16. 28
    Anonymous says:

    One would supposedly need to vet potential applicants far more carefully than for political members, which appears to have allowed some of the less savoury individuals to represent the UKIP party! Eh Brian?

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  17. 30
    HEADLINE!!! says:

    Guido gets sucked into Westminster bubble

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  18. 31
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    FFS. Frau Farage is doing much more work than most of the M.P.s “Secretary Wives” that are sucking on the taxpayers’ teat in the HoC

    Fuck all the ConLibLab hypocrites.

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  19. 32
    Have we have got to silly time yet? says:

    Every UKIP voter is a mass murderer claimed

    UKIP support rises to 40%.

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  20. 37
    Seen elsewhere says:

    Lord Ashcroft probably has it right, saying:

    “The more political interviewers,seemingly to enhance their own reputations, ask @Nigel_Farage “cute” questions @UKIP will gain more votes.”

    What was that saying about the oxygen of publicity?

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  21. 38
    UKIP voters eat at least one child for breakfast says:

    UKIP support rises to 60%.

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  22. 43
    catesby says:

    VOTE FARAGE!

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  23. 44
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    “Happy saint Georges day”

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  24. 45
    Socialism is theft says:

    Headline:

    649 desperate Brits looking for a job have their hopes dashed by cruel establishment hoax.

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  25. 47
    Big fat sweaty lazy get says:

    More pr for UKIP. The gang don’t seem to get it that Farrage isn’t damaged by this sort of thing. Short of being photographed with his arse hanging out of a child’s push-chair, Farrage is on the road to victory!

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  26. 49
    Oh, really? says:

    A fake job advert. Oh, my how all the people who applied will be laughing, now. Or not.

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  27. 53
    Lord Haw Haw says:

    Guido,

    It’s Germany calling.
    Why don’t you lay off Nigel.
    Is it true the bbc have offered you a job?

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  28. 54
    wengi wonga says:

    Here comes the bride. And another one. And another one! Meet world’s first married lesbian threesome… and baby will make four in July

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2611020/Meet-worlds-married-lesbian-threesome-baby-make-four-July.html#ixzz2zhqXUmWK
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Where next, throw in a couple of animals at the altar?

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  29. 58
    Frank's Son says:

    Poor Guido. So, so desperate. How can 649 people ‘apply’ for a vacancy that DOES NOT exist?? You sound like IDS and his pathetic UJM. Keep on deluding yoursel, Guido.

    Farage will confine One Term Dave to history next year. Thanks to Cameron we will have to endure 5 years of Miliband.

    Desperate times for Guido and the other establishment stooges.

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    • 63
      Bliar, Straw, Kinnock et al et al. says:

      I say I say my son will be in the next government under that genius Miliband.

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  30. 62
    Raving Loon says:

    So, in a tough job market someone teased people with a fake job advert and wanted to score points against Nigel personally.

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  31. 67
    OLIVER CROMWELLS MUM says:

    Robinson made a fool of himself, At least Farage has a wife that is actually a woman unlike the BBC and some members of Parliament who seem to prefer rent boys, personally I think it’s the BBC that does the renting they seem to have plenty to go around not called the Bum Boys Club for nothing.

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  32. 75
    Call the police says:

    So, anyhow, today we have yet another of Gerry Adams’s friends claiming he was an IRA leader and ordered terrorism in the UK.
    When are the police going to take action….

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    • 106
      Tony Bliar, a pretty straight sort of guy says:

      We gave them immunity in a secret agreement.

      Besides, how many of us can claim, hand on heart, that we have never ordered bombing campaigns with the inevitable loss of a few hundred thousand lives.

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  33. 95
    Poui says:

    So a stupid recruitment agency Xpat wasted the time of 700 unemployed/underemployed job seeking people to make a pathetic political stunt for the media.

    Presumably the people behind the stunt are in nice secure well paid jobs, not desperately trying to find work to survive.

    And you wonder why Lab/Con/Lib parties are so hated by ordinary people

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  34. 96
    Dutch Courage says:

    May I say, that I like the scrutiny of the British press.

    Nigel Farage is no saint. Neither is David or Nick.Or Ed for that matter.

    Keeps it all healthy.

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  35. 100
    Hang all Tories says:

    Yeah giving job seekers false hope is a sure way to win votes isn’t it

    This stunt has had a real human impact on the 700 job seekers who sent thier CVs in good faith just for the Metrpolitain Liberal ‘elite’wankers to have a giggle at their expense.

    Lab/Tories shown up to be scum again

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  36. 111
    Alex the Poorer says:

    Very poor Guido, not your usual incisive reporting resorting to the tactics of the D.M. What’s the jig?, you and that BBC knob-head Robinson getting together.

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  37. 112
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    What a stupid article.

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  38. 113
    Fatty Prescott says:

    His fraulein is very broad in the beam.You couldn’t blame him if he ….allegedly……..

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    • 118
      Middle Class ex Tory says:

      Not true, besides two kids and working beyond midnight for £20k pa takes a toll on any person.

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  39. 115
    Nigel's coming says:

    It’s surprising so many people are willing to accept payment to have sex with him.

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  40. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear, Guido’s gone shit.

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