May 25th, 2014

WATCH: Farage BBC Interview From 17 Years Ago

Nigel Farage, in 1997, a candidate for a new party going by the name U.K.I.P:

“What started as a murmur in the pubs and clubs and wherever people congregate in this country is now beginning to reach a crescendo roar and what people are saying is get Britain out… I joined the Conservative Party when I was 13 or 14 years old. I was excited by much of what Mrs Thatcher was trying to do during the 1980s. I felt that I was always going to be a Conservative. It didn’t seem possible to me that the Conservative Party would so actively betray all that this country stands for.”

Seventeen years later…


99 Comments

  1. 1
    cured lefty says:

    Go on nigel

    Liked by 3 people

    • 33
      veejay says:

      Yes!

      He’s one of the last few trustworthy men in politics.

      There’s a mental exercise I like to apply. Imagine the PM is either Cameron, Clegg, Miliband or Farage.

      They have the chance to undertake a certain policy that would be great for the country but it will be bad for their personal relationships with the rich, they will get mocked by every lefty “comedian” on tv and they will personally lose lots of money and the swanky politicians lifestyle.

      I could not for even one second imagine any of the four but Nigel doing it.

      I trust the man.

      Plus knowing Dan Hodges, Hadley Freeman, Laurie Penny and the rest all give the impression that they are foaming at the mouth as they type out their twitter hatred of him and the great people of this country… well that’s all a bonus.

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      • 48
        England is not London says:

        This is why people refuse to be blackmailed into voting Tory in case it lets Labour in. You don’t deal with liars and cowards.

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        • 90
          none of the above says:

          …and because a large part of the public regard the Tories and Labour as being pretty much the same thing.

          People claim they are more different than before, but all I see is tinkering at the edges – neither of them would change much the other did in a hurry.

          Certainly neither Tories or Labour would make any radical changes to the economic model, the structure of the state, or the workings of democracy; UKIP might.

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    • 34
      Expat Geordie says:

      He’s copied my hairstyle!

      I’ve had the same hairstyle since 1984. the only difference now is thank God for Just for Men Autostop.

      I’d never wear that sort of checked shirt though.

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    • 58
      The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

      What started in Scotland turned into the Liebor party of today I guess they all go through peaks and troffers,
      The anti English BBC were on form this morning with 0900hrs Marr 1000hrs Campbell 1100hrs Neil, who part way through his program he announced that viewers north of the border were being switched obviously so they did not have to listen to all those nasty views from the Jocks who have planted themselves in England.

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  2. 2
    Future PM says:

    Well said, Sir.

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  3. 3
    Me old mam says:

    Thank goodness they have a better logo these days.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 4
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I wish I’d have said that !

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  5. 5
    Ramon says:

    Seems like a nice boy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 91
      none of the above says:

      I have to say, love him or loathe him, what he’s done is a fantastic achievement, and the fact that he’s basically committed 20 years of his life to this says a lot about the man. I don’t believe the disgusting “mask slips” comments – how can anyone credibly suggest that he is out for personal gain or the ruin of others – who amongst us would spend that much time on a project like that – trying to create a new little party and try and get to to poke through a system that is totally stacked against it – very few people could be arsed.

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  6. 6
    Nigel Mirage says:

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  7. 7
    BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

    Watching Ed Miliband eat a bacon bap was like watching a fucking bulldog eat porridge.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. 8
    String Vest says:

    Not long for the results. 5 or 6 hours to go.

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    • 52
      Ghost of Michael Foot says:

      Its a Labour win right across Europe!
      I know ‘cos Jimmy Saville and MI5/6 fixed it for us!

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  9. 9
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Gawd, all of that audience will be dead these 17 years hence.

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  10. 12
    Lord Croker says:

    ‘It didn’t seem possible to me that the Conservative Party would so actively betray all that this country stands for.’

    Fast forward 17 years and things haven’t changed.

    Ed Milliband and the rest of the stooges are all that is phoney in public life.

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    • 51
      Ed,Nick and Dave says:

      The thing this fellow fails to understand is that this is POLITICS. Of course you have to lie all the time.

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  11. 13
    DaveTheRave says:

    Thatcher was a Hunt.

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  12. 15
    FairBobby says:

    Nigel Farage was right then and he is right now! I’m hoping that he is the catalyst for the demise of the Conservative Party who have turned into wishy washy socialists.

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  13. 17
    Vote UKIP to ensure England remains in the EU says:

    The UKIP rats are desperate to continue gorging on the EU expenses trough

    More of these vermin will soon be gorging when the votes of the idiots who believed them are counted

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    • 19
      String Vest says:

      Vote UKIP.

      :)

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      • 22
        Ex Tory voter says:

        Vote UKIP

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      • 23
        Vote UKIP to ensure England remains in the EU says:

        Dumb cu’nt

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        • 24
          String Vest says:

          Vote UKIP again!
          :)

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        • 31
          Ex Tory voter says:

          Oh font of all wisdom who shalt thy suggest I vote for pray tell?
          I could do with a fucking good laugh.

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          • String Vest says:

            I am having a good laugh right now ETV. But I think in a few hours time when the results come out we will be having an even better laugh.

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        • 63
          The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

          No true Englishmen would trust any mainstream politicians been lied to time and time again

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        • 72
          Austin Tash says:

          Votez UKIP

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        • 93
          dumb cunt says:

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    • 36
      Rotherhampoofta says:

      Vote UKIP

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    • 57
      non taxable pikey says:

      EU Allowances not expenses.

      The best way to defeat an unjust system is from the inside and it’s the icing on the cake if you can also use the system’s money to do it.

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    • 67
      Guido is a Jeremy Hunt says:

      Vote UKIP

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    • 78
      Taxpayer funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

      Vote UKIP :)

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  14. 18
    Fishy says:

    ‘Seventeen years later…’ …and he’s still wearing the same jacket!

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  15. 21
    Ed Miliband says:

    It’s the cost of getting sauce down your shirt crisis

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  16. 26
    Jesus says:

    I thought the Millibands were Jewish.If so should he eating a bacon sani. ?

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  17. 27
    Another Headshrinker says:

    Well at least he hasn’t changed his message. Unlike the rest of the invertebrates that exist in the lib lab con fraud.

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    • 65
      stun () says:

      Indeed. WTF happened to Hague? He could’ve been a contender once. Took the EU gold.

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  18. 28

    We have all passed a lot of water since those days…

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  19. 29
    Authentic Nigel says:

    His accent’s completely changed.

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  20. 39
    HadleyFreeman says:

    Just another white male. Ewwwww RACIST

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    • 54
      William Joyce says:

      Get used to it, the Anglo Saxons have had enough of your tribe’s string pulling over the years.

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  21. 42
    Terry Wogan says:

    Eurovision song contest…I mean Euro parliament results are in.
    Eastern Europe vote for more European MEP’s promising subsidies.
    This could swing things away from the Eurosceptic parties in the west.
    Baroness Ashton has stopped shaving and hopes the beard combined with a nice frock will win her the election to be new EU president.

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  22. 44
    cometh the man, cometh the....errr year...wotsits says:

    Crescendo takes a long time.

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  23. 45
    The Human Centipede that crawls around Westminster says:

    The EU parliament is about as democratic and as influential as North Korea’s so the human centipede will not be too bothered as to the results tonight and without any hint of Irony will say so as well.

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  24. 55
    Doris Stokes says:

    The UKIP literature in that clip reminds me of a Seance I went to…

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  25. 56
    cured lefty says:

    Ed for PM hooray

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    • 59
      cured lefty says:

      Just thought I try ” ed for pm ” to try an understand why my last 3 posts have disappeared into the either never been modded before any words banned on here

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    • 61
      RomaBobbieBooBoo says:

      Red Egg, such a silly little boy!

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  26. 60
    Laurie Penny says:

    Yes I’m quite relaxed that Boko Haram have several candidates running in the 2020 general election.
    It’s UKIP I worry about

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    • 62
      RomaBobbieBooBoo says:

      Hmmmmmmmmm any home-helps and troop comforts for £7….. such a f*cking bargain :)

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    • 73
      Austin Tash says:

      Boko Haram only act like Medieval savages who rape, mutilate and torture because of poverty and inequality, and because their last album flopped.

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  27. 66
    Don't forget to turn the lights off!! says:

    Here is a politician and a man who believes in Britain and wants to help the good, long suffering tolerant silent majority of this once great nation, against the evil sgurge of liars, cheats and perverts of the established political classes that currently reside at Westminster. Lets be real here, lib/lab/con are basically the same parties and will be carrying out the same agenda whoever is in power. It makes me cringe/laugh whenever I see one of them on the “news cast” talking with their hand gestures and mock sincerity. They have all been trained so well (like good little puppets) but the trouble is the people are jaded and can see through the lies and spin now (well most people)
    Farage and his party are fresh and new, they connect with the common man and woman I believe, as they cut through all the stage rehearsed routine and speak directly. Yes the lefties and media will denounce them as racists and xenophobes but that is purely a scare tactic to put people off voting for them or listening to their message. I believe though after these election all that will fade away as they have become a legitimate party championing the concerns of real people, the electorate, the whole point of politicians in the first place! I can only see them getting stronger and stronger from now on, as each election passes they will get more seats in councils and then MP’s, that’s when the real fun will begin. It certainly has shaken up the politico’s and the media type’s that were hoping Ukip would crash and burn, much like Nigel’s plane lol ;)

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  28. 75
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    How many MEPs will I have once all the votes have been counted ?????

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    • 77
      Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

      WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT THAT ??

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  29. 76
    Derp says:

    Whether you think he’s right or wrong, at least Mr Farage is in politics for principles, which is more than you can say for 90+% of the other 3 parties.

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  30. 80
    James O'Bottom says:

    The Lib/Dims will be the first domino then the Tory tribe then Labour. They will all fall into irrelevance before long. Hope Ukip have done great in Yorkshire!

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  31. 82
    Anonymous says:

    ukip is the iceberg and lib/lab /con has just struck it.At present it is possible for those in first class to carry on eating and drinking and generally living the high life as if nothing has happened. Soon the steel plates will split and the water will begin to slide across the floors, soon to be followed by Cameron and co. They may wish to reflect as they slide through the portholes out into the North Atlantic that whereas those who died in a somewhat similar way on Arctic Convoy duty sacrificed themselves for Britain, they have have died in the somewhat less noble cause of trying to betray their own country,and of course their ‘death’ is simply the end of their discreditable careers.

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  32. 83
    Reality Check says:

    U-kip 3% down from previous performance.

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  33. 84
    tigerowl says:

    Farage talks the talk. Cos some listen to generalisations without checking the reality. It is fantasy politics. UKIP would do better turning up at the EU and putting forward their ideas for change. But getting elected and just taking the money makes UKIP WORSE than the other parties.
    referendum would bring in a vote to stay in. That is why UKIP have to go down the BNP, EDL route and blame all our problems on immigrants, migrant workers, gays, female vicars, non white English speakers etc. It is the politics of the gutter politician. UKIP earthquake!!! Hardly. Even the greens and the Lib Dems have done well in the past on the EU vote as a protests. But letting Nigel and co run anything would be the Muppets taking over the country.
    Pub debates are one thing, dealing with other nations over trade negotiations is a whole bigger ball game. And negative policies soon fall apart. Just as UKIP will. Tories in disguise do not fool most. Ignored in Scotland and scared to take part in London. Nigel just looking for a safe seat to win. Scared even to have a go in Newark.

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  35. 98
    One-eyed son of the manse says:

    He’s a bit of a nancy boy in that video. I don’t understand it.

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