"Is not this funny? When I 17 years ago came here and said I wanted to lead a campaign for the exit of the UK from the EU, you've all laughed at me. Well, now I have to tell you, now you do not laugh at me? ", Addressed to the European Parliament after Brexita Nigel Farage. Years leading advocate of British exit from the European Union did not hide his cynicism during his speech to colleagues. The leader of the Party of Independence of the United Kingdom (UKIP) for years and as his first (and only?) political goal had that country must secede from the European Union.
The charismatic 52-year-old who is often photographed with beer, smokes, loves cricket and fishing succeeded in his plan. UK, however, has yet to activate Article 50, no citizens were already decided in a referendum.
Populism without content
Hard anti-immigrant populist attitudes Farage significantly contributed to the British decision to exit the country from the Union. Well, now what? Farage and UKIP have met their primary political goal and would now except negativistic politics of fear should offer concrete content. If the UK wants to good conditions of the trade agreements the EU will have to accept a large part of EU rules - such as those on migration - for which, at least in order to argue the leader of UKIP's - have come out of the Union. '' If you do a disservice and discard any idea of prudent trade agreement the consequences will be much worse for you than for us, "says Farage.
In the European Parliament after Brexita his speech was followed by a loud outcry fellow lawmakers, they called him a liar and accused of Nazi propaganda. In a short meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker before the session (and apparently quite cordial, but it's Juncker style), Farage smiled and said he hopes that the UK and the EU remain good friends. Later in the session after his speech, Juncker was asked what still works here.
Just spoke in the European Parliament, they were pleased to see me as you can tell.https: //t.co/7TRJlBXLJl
- Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 28, 2016
Lies in the campaign
In the campaign for Brexit used a photograph of migrants and refugees from Slovenian - Croatian border, posters were screaming that the United Kingdom each week provides the Union with 350 million pounds, and that this money, once out, end up in the National Health System (NHS). Immediately after the result of having a referendum Farage said that it is not so, and that the question of whether to bring out any more money for the NHS.
Full name Nigel Paul Farage was born April 3, 1964 in London. The head of the libertarian populist party UKIP was from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 until today. 2009 stepped down to concentrate on campaigning for Parliament in Buckingham, but returned a year after failing to win John Bercow. He was born to a wealthy family, his father was a broker on the stock exchange. He was educated at the prestigious London private school Dulwich.
He did not continue his education at the university has already started to trade on the stock exchange at the edge of the City of London. Today, after Brexita, just the City, the center of financial power of Britain and Europe, gripped by panic. There are fears that the capital could go to a safer haven in continental Europe in search of more secure legal and business framework to them until yesterday vouched London City. Large employers are thinking aloud about leaving.
Heavy traffic accident
As a young man, 21 years Farage survived a serious car accident. After a night out in a pub, run over by a car in Orpington in Kent in southeast England. He sustained serious injuries and doctors feared that he might lose his leg. The nurse who had nursed, Grainne Hayes, became his first wife. Mrs. Hayes has two children who are now adults. With his second wife, Kirsten Merr German woman whom he married in 1999, have two daughters.
A few months after the first traffic accident he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since the disease has fully recovered, and he said that it was this experience changed, making it more determined to make the most out of life.
In early January of this year he had another car accident. In Dunkirk in France has lost control of the car. He was returning from Brussels house in Kent when he was driving on the highway with its wheels came off the Volvo V70. "The French police looked, and said that sometimes nuts can loosen on one wheel - but not all four," said Farage after the accident. He said he did not know who would have to be responsible, but that he received death threats before, implying that this incident was actually an assassination attempt on him. At least the British media interpreted this way. French police have denied the allegations.