Farage...The next PM?

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If only to see the epic meltdowns on the Brexit thread, the server would overload with crying baby gifs
 
Corbyn would have had my vote if he wasn't such a controversial cock-end, plus the fact he's pro-Muslim and allegedly anti-semitic...
In the same way that Hitler was "allegedly" anti-semitic

Were he alive to tale the tale, he'd probably swear that he was present but not involved in writing Mein Kampf and promise an investigation into alleged anti Semitism in the Nazi party
 
Not that long ago, I'd have said that farage had absolutely no chance what so ever at becoming PM. I still think it's incredibly unlikely, but in the current climate, I really wouldn't write it off.

This is afterall, the same bloke who was ridiculed during PMQ's as being a quirk, a phrase which drew a patronising chuckle from all sides of the house. Yet this quirk, has changed not only British politics but quite possibly, British history beyond all imagination.

Like him or loath him, he will be remembered for being one of the founding voices that will shape the UK and paradoxically, the EU for years to come.

One of the things that seems to be widely accepted is that even before Brexit, the UK and the EU were not best buds and that relationship was probably in terminal decline. Something had to give and Farage saw that, and went for a different and unpopular option.

So, if he is capable of reducing the EU and UK parliaments to a sweaty confused mess, then I suspect he may actually manage to convince the electorate at a GE.....weirder things happen.
 

Sixty

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Not that long ago, I'd have said that farage had absolutely no chance what so ever at becoming PM. I still think it's incredibly unlikely, but in the current climate, I really wouldn't write it off.

This is afterall, the same bloke who was ridiculed during PMQ's as being a quirk, a phrase which drew a patronising chuckle from all sides of the house. Yet this quirk, has changed not only British politics but quite possibly, British history beyond all imagination.

Like him or loath him, he will be remembered for being one of the founding voices that will shape the UK and paradoxically, the EU for years to come.

One of the things that seems to be widely accepted is that even before Brexit, the UK and the EU were not best buds and that relationship was probably in terminal decline. Something had to give and Farage saw that, and went for a different and unpopular option.

So, if he is capable of reducing the EU and UK parliaments to a sweaty confused mess, then I suspect he may actually manage to convince the electorate at a GE.....weirder things happen.
Apart from every single Westminster constituency he's stood in (7) delivering a resounding 'fuck off, Nazi Kermit' your reasoning is impeccable.
 
Apart from every single Westminster constituency he's stood in (7) delivering a resounding '**** off, Nazi Kermit' your reasoning is impeccable.
But I think the electorate would struggle with that particular stereotype now, which was largely constructed by people that recognised that he could pose a real threat to their skewed message.

He's cleverly alienated himself from the self destructive direction of a now, deeply flawed UKIP, and without having to try too hard, has been joined by some very credible parliamentarians from almost every side of the house.

He's in an incredibly powerful position, and could chose to capitalise on that by forcing a GE, which he could do, if he gets the massive majority expected on the 23rd.
 
if he lets people smoke in pubs again i reckon he's in
It is funny that as when on holiday in Zakynthos two years after the ban came in I asked where the smoke area was. The serving wench said "anywhere, they can't fine all of us!"
Roy Castle was shit on the trumpet anyway!!! (Sorry if he was your Dad,Uncle la la la but Mcwhirter ruled the show!)
 
If the Poundshop Enoch Powell ever looks likely to get into Number 10, I predict he'll be having another plane crash, but this time over water.

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Nigel Farage: After the plane crash, I lit a fag. Not a great idea close to aviation fuel
 

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He's in an incredibly powerful position, and could chose to capitalise on that by forcing a GE, which he could do, if he gets the massive majority expected on the 23rd.
Of course he isn't and he couldn't.
 

DarkBrig

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If he did get in, I suspect it would do wonders for the "special relationship" assuming Trump is still there of course
 
Trump actually has a set of balls and follows through with his rhetoric whether it "makes sense to normal society" or not, he's not one for idle threat.

Maybe we need an insane politician like him for this insane politics we are currently experiancing?
 

endure

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Is there anyone on this thread who actually understand how someone becomes the Prime Minister or is it all wishful thinking?

Do you seriously think that a man who has failed to be elected to parliament 7 times is suddenly going to become the Prime Minister?

FFS how delusional can you be?
 
Of course he isn't and he couldn't.
It isn't 1993 anymore. The conservative party has destroyed itself by it's failure to deliver brexit, labour blew itself up with corbyn.

The reason no new partys make progress is tribal party loyalty to con/lab leaving a few marginals to decide the government. Neither labour or conservatives can depend on that tribal support anymore.

I doubt it would be Farage leading the charge next GE but he has a decent team around him and they have the makings of if not a party of government kingmakers to keep the trough guzzlers honest.

Time will tell, but don't expect a return to business as usual.
 
Is there anyone on this thread who actually understand how someone becomes the Prime Minister or is it all wishful thinking?

Do you seriously think that a man who has failed to be elected to parliament 7 times is suddenly going to become the Prime Minister?

FFS how delusional can you be?
People never thought Trump would become President... guess what happened...
 
Apart from every single Westminster constituency he's stood in (7) delivering a resounding 'fuck off, Nazi Kermit' your reasoning is impeccable.
Approximately how many of those have been since the referendum and conlabs failure to deliver their manifesto promises?
 

TamH70

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People never thought Trump would become President... guess what happened...
Trump never thought that Trump would be president. And he wouldn't have been if Clinton hadn't made such of a Horlicks of the Electoral College process. It's no point winning the popular vote by a landslide if you can't convince the people that actually matter that you're good presidential material. And Rodders Clinty didn't manage that.
 

DarkBrig

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Is there anyone on this thread who actually understand how someone becomes the Prime Minister or is it all wishful thinking?

Do you seriously think that a man who has failed to be elected to parliament 7 times is suddenly going to become the Prime Minister?

FFS how delusional can you be?
Do you not register a party, select some candidates, post the requisite fee and then let people vote for them. To my understanding anywhere over 300 is going to get you a win. I'm not a particular fan of Farage but most people I know don't detest him like the current crop at the moment and I would respectfully suggest that in the previous 7 times, we werent as poorly served as we are now. I have nothing but contempt for our politicians at the moment and this is from a 53 year old white male who spent 20 odd years in the forces, disenfranchised that's me.
 
Nigel Farage doesn't aspire to becoming PM. He originally wanted his life back after UKIP and the referendum. Brexit didn't happen so he is back with a new party formed from people of diverse political (and ethnic) backgrounds, all pissed off with the neverendum ie perpetual can kicking, moon howling, shoulder shrugging, etc

If Brexit happens, there is still a gap in the political spectrum. What version of socialism would you like?
SDP is the only party with social in the name that I could consider and aims to be roughly in the centre.
As the Tories (as a party) have drifted left, who will replace them on the centre-right?

For many a return to their native parties may no longer palatable so they may choose to stay in the party formerly known as the Brexit Party, possibly with a nod to political reform in the name. A coalition may form from the Brexit Party and SDP.
 
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People never thought Trump would become President... guess what happened...
The Simpsons managed to predict that one, but then they do have the power of Spinal Tap
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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Not that long ago, I'd have said that farage had absolutely no chance what so ever at becoming PM. I still think it's incredibly unlikely, but in the current climate, I really wouldn't write it off.

This is afterall, the same bloke who was ridiculed during PMQ's as being a quirk, a phrase which drew a patronising chuckle from all sides of the house. Yet this quirk, has changed not only British politics but quite possibly, British history beyond all imagination.

Like him or loath him, he will be remembered for being one of the founding voices that will shape the UK and paradoxically, the EU for years to come.

One of the things that seems to be widely accepted is that even before Brexit, the UK and the EU were not best buds and that relationship was probably in terminal decline. Something had to give and Farage saw that, and went for a different and unpopular option.

So, if he is capable of reducing the EU and UK parliaments to a sweaty confused mess, then I suspect he may actually manage to convince the electorate at a GE.....weirder things happen.
Watched our recording of Brexit Behind the Scenes last night. The UK and EU are not and never have been buds.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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The Simpsons managed to predict that one, but then they do have the power of Spinal Tap
As did Kurt Cobain. No wonder he offed himself.
 
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