I thought it might be instructive to review Farage's performance after a period of mature reflection and comment.
Many remarked on Farage's profuse and obvious sweating during the show. It might be he had good reason to sweat. The most telling comment was posted on the Forum by a BNP supporter, Blazing Saddles, (I have edited out the BNP puffs), allegedly quoting a former UKIP member as saying:
So who was the most hypocritical, and the most dangerous (to British sovereignty) panellist on last Thursday's BBC Question Time?
He refuses to reveal anything regarding his personal gained from his own EU expenses or allowances, whilst condemning MP's for their greed.
He refuses to answer concerns about financial misappropriation within his own Party.
He uses loopholes in the rules to employ a family member, despite promising not to do so.
He boldly condemns racism in Britain, but allies himself with racist parties in Brussels.
He claims to be fighting for British Sovereignty, yet his main publicist is .... the Europhile BBC.
Have you worked it out yet? Yes its Nigel Farage, the ultimate Hypocrite!
Last Thursday as a member of the 'Question Time Panel Farage waxed eloquently about the greed and cynicism of MP's and voiced a belief that some would go to prison.
[Note: Despite condemning MP's Farage still wants to become one? Why? Let Dr Richard North explain:
"With Farage though, nothing is ever entirely what it seems. There are strong rumours that our Nigel has overstayed his welcome in Brussels and that the forces of darkness are not a million miles from feeling his collar, making his continued tenure as an MEP expensive and increasingly insecure. Reinventing himself as a Westminster MP – his lower salary fortified by his MEP pension - could head off the wolves and give him protection from impending disaster."]
Yet at the same time as criticising others, Farage does everything within his power to ensure that his own profits from being an MEP remain hidden. And this despite his having promised (on-air) to do the exact opposite! Even though in May 2009, 'The Guardian' reported that Farage had said in a speech to the Foreign Press Association that over ten years as a member of the European Parliament he received and spent nearly £2 million of taxpayers' money in expenses and allowances, on top of his £64,000 a year salary, he still refuses to give any details!
He promised not to employ family members in his office. Yet exploited loopholes to employ his wife. Paying her somewhere in the region of £30k per annum!
He refuses to reveal the full accounts for the 'Ashford call centre'.
Nor will he answer concerns over the mystery of thousands of pounds from UKIP's SE regional account, laughingly described as 'other expenses'. That's an awful lot of paper clips!
Comment from Farage on questions put to the 'Question Time' panel:
Prior to the Euro elections, in June, Farage utterly ruled out any form of co-operation between UKIP and the racist BNP, because the views of the BNP were incompatible with those of UKIP. He again vehemently attacked the BNP last Thursday evening!
Yet as soon as he was returned to Brussels, what did he do? He formed alliances with some of the most extreme right wingers within continental Europe. Many of which make the BNP look positively liberal! Men such as, George Karatzaferis, President of the Greek LA.O.S Party
The hypocritical Farage is happy to work alongside such men when in Brussels!
Farage is a hypocrite but so are many politicians of all parties. Unlike the others Farage is dangerous. Aided heavily by the BBC and others he provides the political establishment with a mirage that deceives the electorate into believing UKIP really is a viable alternative to the Lib/Lab/Con axis at Westminster. With UKIP under the control of Farage nothing could be further from the truth. Do you not sometimes wonder why Farage is given so much media exposure by the BBC? Why do you think he supports an establishment figure like Pearson as leader of UKIP?
Farage never tires of saying that he looks forwards to being out of a job, when Britain leaves the EU. But does he? Somehow I doubt it, for that would mean giving up his suite of offices and his chauffeur driven limousine, not to mention the money.
And if he's nothing else, Farage is vain. Where else, apart from Brussels would he have such a stage on which to perform. Where, apart from Brussels would he be pampered by sycophantic toadies?
UKIP is now quite simply a political cul-de-sac talked up by the media into which dissent can be corralled until Britain is no more.
Many have remarked in similiar vein on Farage's performance along the lines that he was so PC and up the establishments bum big time. Note how he rapidly distanced himself from Pearson when the discussion turned to Pearson's invite to Dutch anti Islamic MP Gert Wilders to speak in the Palace of Westminster. According to Farage, Pearson did not represent UKIP views only his own. Not a dicky bird about Pearson being heavily promoted by Farage as the next leader of UKIP! Another one of Farage's less edifying characteristics is ditching his allies to save his own PC skin and PC cred with DC who will soon have it in his power to put Farage into the Lords.
Nigel knows which side his bread is buttered on all right!