Ah, yes, that’s right, they’ll not be ringing at 11 pm tonight, will they?
Sour losers and all that.
However, the following is still true:
Whatever else we might say about Farage, this is all thanks to him. He took a ragbag of malcontents by the scruff of the neck and built a party which not only won elections but changed the entire political conversation.
We’d never even have had the chance to express our pro-Brexit view in an election, let alone a referendum, without Farage’s leadership. After all, the Brexit movement started out as the Anti-Federalist League in 1991, a grouping of a few hundred who would gain 1% or so of the votes in various elections. Just three decades later, we’ve won it all.
I’m convinced it wouldn’t have happened without Nigel Farage. In fact, because I know many of those who might have been in charge in his absence, I am almost certain that it wouldn’t have happened without him.
Regardless of where you land on the Brexit question, there’s simply no disputing the fact that no politician has changed Britain as much as Nigel Farage over the past two decades.
We don’t hand out non-royal Dukedoms any more, Churchill was the last to be offered one. Marquis was for the Governor of India which also seems to be aiming a leeetle high. But a Viscountcy, why not?
Well, because that’s for people inside the Establishment, not those who spend decades with two fingers waved at it, that’s why not.
Sour losers, d’ye see?