This sounds like bad news for Nigel Farage. I like Murray's party's name and upside down pound sign logo in UKIP colours. He is much better educated than Farage, Bedford School, alma mater of Paddy Pantsdown and Al Cook England's cricket captain. Murray then went on to do a degree in Modern History at Teddy Hall, Oxford. That puts him, intellectually into the premier league unlike Pantsdown and Cook and miles ahead of NF. Farage's knowledge of history is populist, shallow and patchy.
He even does the pub thing better than Farage so he will defintely split Farage's pub vote and is much better placed to reap the anti-politician vote given Farage has been on the EU payroll as a career politician for many years. As an entertaining inteligent cove well connected with the media he will get a huge amount of coverage from the Oxbridge dominated TV/radio media. Thus On 1 January 2013 Murray was guest editor of Today on Radio 4. He has also made a setious TV documentary on German culture and written a funny book on pub culture.
In many ways his CV looks a bit like UKIP's O'Flynn and its all in the public domain and verifiable unlike NF whose claimed City career is a bit obscure and not easy to verify. In short if you were on a candidate selection committee you might see Murray as a potentially better candidate than NF. Will the great Brirish public agree? Its not out of the question given Al's pals in the media. Pip pip.