I regularly read the Honest John car column in Saturday's Telegraph. Its full of good advice and hints. Last week he pointed out how the MOT test was being extended to test lots more things on your motor car like air bags (not clear how that is done), car door lights etc. This has been introduced by the EU at the behest of the EU car manufactures to boost their sales of overpriced spares from which the make much more money than selling new cars or at worst buy a new car. The EU actually only require cars over 4 years old to be tested but as always we have gold plated their requirements by sticking to over 3 years old.
HJ suggested to his reader that he should have complained about this 2 years ago when our parliament nodded this through. HJ is a naive soul, it was decided in Brussels not London. It is going to push up motoring costs for the poorest hard working families as the sordid politicos never tire of saying. But that is what the EU is all about, boosting the profits of German manufacturers. And what did our UKIP MEPs do about this? Zilch!
Andreasen & Bannerman are now seeking Tory MEP slots and want to ingratiate themselves with their new patrons, the Tory power brokers. Hence the all round rubbishing of Farage by both of them. They are both ungrateful wretches who owe their positions as UK MEPs entirely to Nigel Farage' s patronage. He waived the UKIP rules for Andreasen and vetoed Robin Page standing against Bannerman. All in the past you might say but I beg to differ. Farage attracts and is attracted to people like A&B but will the Hamiltons be any different? I suggest the good burghers of UKIP consider this point. Who else will be in Farage's favour next May? Some dodgy media 'personality' perhaps.
As it says in the Bible as a dog returns to its vomit so a fool returns to his folly if you are of the Christain persuasion. Farage is riding high just now feted, wined and dined by the media but as a classicist like BoJo knows after such hubris comes nemesis but it will destroy not just Farage but UKIP as well.