The Telegraph becomes the Faragegraph.
With thanks to Mark Wallace, writing for Conservative Home.
The Telegraph put several days of prominent coverage into promoting his early meeting, and flourishing relationship, with Trump, much to the discomfort of Downing Street. Early last month he favoured its premium subscribers with a “Breakfast with Nigel Farage” event, and more recently chose the Telegraph as the place to launch his campaign to get Douglas Carswell expelled from UKIP.
This partnership works on a number of fronts. In purely business terms, Farage is box office news in a way that his successor can only dream of.
If anything, he has become more outspoken since “getting his life back”, and the combination of him and Donald Trump is particularly headline-grabbing.
His new career involves all the media attention of his old one, with none of the bothersome leadership responsibilities, and the Telegraph is a willing provider of a floodlit stage.
LBC has just announced Nigel Farage has joined their team sheet as a permanent presenter – he has been doing guest slots on the popular talk station for months. The Nigel Farage Show will be on Monday to Thursday evenings from 7-8pm. Farage promised Nick Ferrari the slot will feature: “short, sharp, snappy contributions and at the end my final thought for the day, no holds barred.” He revealed the show will broadcast live from Washington on January 20th at President Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
As 2016 draws to a close we can reflect on a year of incredible change and hope.
The BREXIT vote on 23rd June, arguably the biggest event of a generation, will be looked on in future years as a pivotal moment in both English and British history. The government has a duty to ensure that it is carried out swiftly and in a way that ensures prosperity for all members of our society, cementing our place as an outward looking, globally trading and free nation.
The Trump victory against the odds in the USA followed, showing a people tired of the political elites and looking to an alternative who promises to ‘Make America great again’. Time will tell whether this is the beginning of a renaissance or a false dawn, but with Republicans now in charge of the Senate, House of Representatives and the White House they will never have a better chance of turning the fortunes of a once great nation around. Irrespective of whether we agree or disagree with Trump, we can only wish our American cousins well and hope that his business experience brings a better future for all.
In London, we saw UKIP take two seats in the Greater London Assembly (GLA) with the election of Peter Whittle and David Kurten. Both are genuinely nice guys who have made an impact already – expect to see much more in 2017!
Looking back over a momentous year, here are my heroes and zeroes of 2016 in no particular order…..
with thanks to Bloggers4UKIP
Monday, 19 December 2016
In the two weeks since Paul Nuttal took over as leader Nigel Farage has received 10 death threats, he has told the BBC.
Despite no longer being leader he can’t leave home without security because of the threats to his safety from the “progressive” left who think violence is an acceptable way of challenging those they disagree with. His security costs have to be paid for privately as the police refuse to provide him with the protection that other at-risk politicians receive.