On 28 Mar 2017 at 2:43pm Another Angry Voice wrote:
Nigel Farage has said that if Brexit turns out to be a disaster he'll "go and live abroad".
He made the comments when a caller to his LBC radio show asked him whether he would apologise to the British people if Brexit turns out to be a disaster. [more coverage]
Farage refused to admit that he would apologise to the British people, citing the lack of apology from Tony Blair and Alistair Campbell as some kind of warped justification. However Farage is clearly desperately grasping at straws if he's comparing his political legacy to the catastrophic invasion and occupation of Iraq, and citing Tony Blair's behaviour as some kind of valid moral precedent.
The most hypocritical thing about Farage admitting his desire to flee the UK if his Brexit baby turns out to be some kind of evil abomination is the fact that this rabid anti-immigrant zealot would be turning himself into a immigrant somewhere else in the world in order to escape the consequences of the thing he spent his entire political life campaigning for.
It's interesting to consider where Farage might end up fleeing too.
The most likely destination at the moment seems to be the United States, where he could work as Donald Trump's butler, but who knows how long the shambolic Trump Presidency will actually last before he faces impeachment, or is toppled by his own party?
It would be a grand irony if Farage ended up seeking refuge from Brexit in one of the 27 remaining EU states, but it's not difficult to imagine such a brazen display of hypocrisy, especially given the way he was perfectly happy to collect hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of EU salary and expenses in return for being one of the laziest MEPs in the entire European parliament.
Another potential option for Farage could be Scotland. If Brexit turns out to be the straw that broke the Union's back, Farage could seek refuge from the Brexit chaos in independent Scotland. This option is a bit less likely than the US or elsewhere in the EU though, because Farage is hardly "Mr Popular" in Scotland.
The main thing to consider about Farage's admission that he'd flee the UK if Brexit turns out to be a disaster is the fact that he's got the economic freedom to do it. Most of the people who will suffer the rising inflation, wage depreciation, job losses, service cuts and losses of human rights after Brexit will be those without the economic means to up sticks and flee the country for less catastrophically ruined pastures.
By admitting that he's willing to simply run away from the mess he's made, Farage has clearly demonstrated the problem with Brexiteer politicians: They've always known that they have the economic means to avoid the potentially awful consequences of what they've been demanding, which means that they've been gambling with other people's lives and livelihoods, not with their own.
On 28 Mar 2017 at 2:54pm rude wrote:
piss off and then bugger off
On 28 Mar 2017 at 2:55pm Hmm... wrote:
Indeed. Better still he could be hung, drawn and quartered.
On 28 Mar 2017 at 3:12pm lewes man wrote:
The man that started all this is. Dave Cameron now where is he hiding
On 28 Mar 2017 at 3:33pm Billy Bull wrote:
Cameron is earning money on a speaking tour of America at the moment. Farage's legacy is of a massive lie that conned the gullible. Any valid reason for Brexit is totally irrelevant as so many voted for reasons which they will find aren't fulfilled: the fact immigration will go up according to the Brexit minister yesterday, there is no extra money for the NHS according to Boris Johnson and that same minister, and senior Tories are campaigning for us to keep the European Court. I don't think any of that is why most people voted to leave. One day they'll wake up in their poor quality of life post-and realise how the wealthy elite totally screwed them over and they fell for it. Wonder if they'll take responsibility?
On 28 Mar 2017 at 4:20pm A little Tip wrote:
When you lift something word for word off Facebook of all things, don't use the page name for your name
Another angry voice ??? Do me a favour !!
On 28 Mar 2017 at 4:52pm a little trip wrote:
Whoooaaaaaaa! All the words are melting!!! Must stop this daytime LSD...
On 28 Mar 2017 at 5:45pm Confused wrote:
Fill me in on the lies from the Leave campaign.
On 28 Mar 2017 at 6:17pm Bob wrote:
How about "taking back control" for a starter? Or not leaving the single market? Or the bold claim it'd close the door on immigration (it won't). Tell you what, just ask the UKIP Welsh assembly bloke who has admitted the campaign was full of lies.
Doesn't the fact there's *still* yet to be a single provable claim we'll benefit and not a single major exporting company based in Britain that supports it make you worried? Or do you know something they don't? Hint: the only people who support Brexit are politicians seeking votes, people rich enough not to care, and people who don't understand what it's going to do to the country, particularly the young. Which of them are you?
On 28 Mar 2017 at 7:55pm bib wrote:
Here's a hint bob: Your remain cheerleaders Cameron, Osbourne, Clegg and Blair aren't exactly slumming it with the rest of us are they? And of course they would never lie...
On 29 Mar 2017 at 9:47am Buzzard wrote:
Absurdly lucrative speaking tours of America are the way that UK politicians get rewarded by their real bosses for services rendered. Blair, Osborne, Cameron - in due course I've no doubt you'll see Theresa May go to get her pay packet.