The Spectator’s James Forsyth interviews Nigel Farage, leader of Britain’s euroskeptic UKIP:
“[Cameron is]a committed warmist and he wants to build wind turbines all over Britain. He’s so committed to the EU that he doesn’t want to have a referendum in case we give the wrong answer, and he sees no difficulties at all with mass immigration — it’s cheaper chauffeurs and gardeners and nannies….In a sign of its broadening agenda, the party no longer says it will disband if Britain quits the EU. ‘We used to be about who governs Britain — we are now about how we want that Britain to be governed,’ Farage pronounces. ‘We are the only party that actually believes in the small state… Many in Ukip see the mission as being a bit like the 1970s — Thatcher winning the election was the start of the project, not the end.’
….Farage comes across as a political amateur. He says things that, as convention has it, a politician should not. But then again that is a huge part of his appeal; his way of standing out from the crowd, of winning over a public increasingly hostile to politics and politicians. One gets the distinct impression that we’re going to hear a lot more about Farage in the coming years…
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