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Putting the Great Back in Britain: PJ Media Interviews UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

September 4th, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Nigel Farage is the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, also known as UKIP. UKIP has stormed onto the political scene over the last few years. In March, UKIP received more votes than any other party in elections for the European Parliament. The party stands for keeping the British pound and enhancing British sovereignty, usually at the expense of the European Union. The parallels to the Tea Party in the United States are obvious, and so are many of the same political fault lines.

I had the chance to sit down with Nigel Farage today in Washington, D.C., to interview him for PJ Media. My impression was that Farage, unlike so many pre-programed, scripted and cautious politicians, was deeply sincere about what he said. He spoke with a gleam in his eye, and a passion for what he was saying. It was the sort of refreshing breeze sorely lacking sometimes on both sides of the Atlantic. My interview with Nigel Farage:

Adams: What are you doing here in the United States?

Farage: Firstly, just to reacquaint and broaden my connections with the Republican movement, because there were no Democrats worth seeing unfortunately. Then, your State Department has got this EU project wrong; if we ever get more immersed into Europe, you’ve lost your best ally. So there is a political purpose for me being here, to keep that pressure moving. Of course you aren’t getting it from the Conservative Party. You have wave after wave of Conservatives coming over here, but they support the bloody EU project, and I don’t.

The second reason for coming here is I’m meeting with some business people, some of whom have subsidiaries in London as well.

Adams: You’ve seen the comments by the government that they were going to withdraw the passports of folks in ISIS who are Brits . . .

Farage: . . . That’s not what they said at all. They said they’d like to do something. I said two weeks ago, we don’t want these guys back in Britain. Once again, Cameron just mirrors everything I say because he realizes the public agree with me. He worded it beautifully, he’s brilliant. He said he would like to take away their passports, knowing full well that the European Court of Human Rights won’t let us do it.

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Congrats to PJM and J. Christian Adams for bringing us some of the news our corrupt MSM simply will not do.

Our Republican party has had six years to work up some articulate positions from which they'd govern, if ever elected - and they've ducked the job. Where's their Farage, Reagan, Churchill? Scared to be candid?
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Glad you got a chance to talk to this guy. He has done an amazing job with the UKIP given that this party has been widely portrayed in the UK media as a bunch of racists--treatment not unlike how the tea party is treated. He is also correct in citing that the Obama meddlesome state department, a busy body bunch of lib wack jobs, is dead set against any initiative to favor the pro-UK stance of the UKIP and anti EU stance that the the EU has richly earned. But there you have it. The people of the UK are gradually waking up from a coma of politically correct policies that have allowed their country to be over run by hostile illegal immigrants which drain the entitlement programs and trash the traditional British culture. Exactly what Obama and his thugs have in mind for us. We need more people like Farage on our team.
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Nigel has a backbone. This is why the establishment fears him.
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Interesting, his Pink Floyd reference. A great band who thought they were railing against capitalism, but after the Berlin wall came down, were in retrospect railing against statism. I suspect Gilmour would admit this privately but Waters is still under the delusion. Great interview, Chris. I've been following Farage on YouTube and we could use a couple dozen of his kind.
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Plus, there was the development of Douglas Carswell resigning his seat, to run as the UKIP candidate in Clacton.

Given the tiny amount of time between resigning the seat, and when the by-election is held, could the US learn from this?

To put it plainly, I have more confidence in Nigel Farage than in Obama.
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Mr. Farage is a rock star, but UKIP's on-line store can't ship to the US, unfortunately.
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Thanks so much for this interview with Nigel, he is truly a unique leader. I wish him success in his efforts to unhitch Great Britain from the EU trainwreck. Good job Christian.
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We could really use a few politicians of the caliber of Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan in the USA. I'm not sure of the GOP, but the Tea Party types, like myself, would welcome them with open arms. We hold the same world views and have the same goals. I wish him and UKIP great success. And the sooner the UK gets out of the EUSSR the better off they'll be!
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Congrats to PJM and J. Christian Adams for bringing us some of the news our corrupt MSM simply will not do.

Our Republican party has had six years to work up some articulate positions from which they'd govern, if ever elected - and they've ducked the job. Where's their Farage, Reagan, Churchill? Scared to be candid?
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Of the organs of government, the Republicans control only the House of Representatives, so the Speakership is the closest thing the Right has to a bully pulpit. And it is occupied by John freakin' Boehner. Pathetic.
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Thanks for this. The way UKIP is reported in the states you'd think they either barely existed or were the second coming of Hitler. You're absolutely correct when it comes to the Eastern Europeans in London. I would add though they a more pro-American group you'd never meet. They basically had the whole staff of of our hotel (except for the Italians who in the hotel restaurant) and they were wonderfully hospitable and clearly loved being in the UK. The food in London is fantastic these days as well.

I hope they win and would trust them to strike the right balance, allowing in those who really want to be British, and can make a positive contribution. He is also right, they need out of all but some of the free trading provisions in the EU.

The UK would be a far better fit in a free trade organization made up of the major English speaking nations (to include India, given it's long term trajectory).
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Glad you got a chance to talk to this guy. He has done an amazing job with the UKIP given that this party has been widely portrayed in the UK media as a bunch of racists--treatment not unlike how the tea party is treated. He is also correct in citing that the Obama meddlesome state department, a busy body bunch of lib wack jobs, is dead set against any initiative to favor the pro-UK stance of the UKIP and anti EU stance that the the EU has richly earned. But there you have it. The people of the UK are gradually waking up from a coma of politically correct policies that have allowed their country to be over run by hostile illegal immigrants which drain the entitlement programs and trash the traditional British culture. Exactly what Obama and his thugs have in mind for us. We need more people like Farage on our team.
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This post illustrates as well as any the crying need to formulate a doctrine of human rights and free speech that protects citizens in the West from overbearing governments, but which allows the exclusion of those radical foreign ideologies which seek our destruction.

We managed during the Cold War to recognize that affording absolute political and Constitutional rights to Communist activists would eventually do away with any rights for the rest of us.

Note that I said "absolute".
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"supernatural"

Not to quibble, but I believe he meant "Supra-national" there.
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I actually listened to the recording about 6 times on this word. I struggled as you did, until I found there are definitions of supernatural that would fit. For example:

3.
of a superlative degree; preternatural:


I’ve listened to the recording yet again, and it is plausible he said supernational, though it isn’t perfectly clear. Nevertheless I’ve switched the word.
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