andrec wrote: Pastychomper wrote:
georgew wrote:... the number of appearances of UKIP members and of Farage on flagship programmes such as Question Time is a disgrace.
Maybe that's why both sides think the BBC is biased against them: remainers see Farage as a supporter of brexit, leavers see him as an embarrassment.
I don't see Farage as an embarrassment. He is a great man and a very effective politician. He is the reason we had our people's vote in 2016 and the reason why the Tory government is gritting its teeth and pushing through Brexit despite not really wanting to. Also, he is the ideal person to head our biggest group of MEPs as we end our EU membership.
REally, let's look at his credentials?
1. He fiddles his expenses
2. He is under investigation at present for further financial irregularity
3. He is being "kept" by a financial sponsor that he refuses to name
4. He totally failed the fishing community with his performance onthe Fisheries Committee
5. He has the lowest attendance rate of any MEP (except one)
6. He has the worst voting record of any MEP
7. He refuses to register the Brexit "party" as a political entity to avoid financial scrutiny something else causing concern with the Electoral Commission)
8. He refuses to publish a manifesto for his "party" all we actually know is that he wants a "no deal Brexit" and an insurance-based NHS (see item 2)
I am afraid that I have a completely different opinion of what makes an "effective politician" or "great man" (Although I must admit when it comes to corruption and filling yo of the worst kindur own pockets at the taxpayer's expense, he is up there with the "greatest")
He is a rabble-rouser who is in this for his own self-interest and financial gain.