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Nigel Farage

Politician
Male
Born Apr 3, 1964
Age 50
Hometown Kent
Political Party UK Independence P...
Religion Church of England
Nationality British
Alma Mater Dulwich College

Nigel Paul Farage, is a British politician and is the Leader of the UK Independence Party, a position he also held from September 2006 to November 2009. He is a Member of the European Parliament for South East England and co-chairs the Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group. Farage is a founding member of the UKIP, having left the Conservative Party in 1992 after they signed the Maastricht Treaty.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born on April 3, 1964.

TEENAGE

1982 18 Years Old In 1982 he joined the London commodity brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert.

TWENTIES

1986 22 Years Old In 1986 he joined Credit Lyonnais Rouse. … Read More
1988 24 Years Old Farage has been married twice. He married Gráinne Hayes in 1988, with whom he had two children: Samuel (1989) and Thomas (1991). The marriage was dissolved in 1997.
1992 28 Years Old Active in the Conservative Party from his school days, Farage left the party in 1992 when John Major's government signed the Treaty on European Union at Maastricht. … Read More

THIRTIES

In 1999 he married Kirsten Mehr, a German national, by whom he has two more children, Victoria (born 2000) and Isabelle (born 2005). … Read More
2002 38 Years Old Under the 2002 European Union decision to forbid MEPs from holding a dual mandate, if he was ever elected to the House of Commons, he would have to resign his seat as an MEP. … Read More

FORTIES

2004 - 2006 3 More Events
2007 43 Years Old In January 2007, the French farmers' leader Joseph Daul was elected the new leader of the European People's Party–European Democrats (EPP-ED), the European Parliamentary grouping which then included the British Conservatives. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Four days later, Whale announced on his show his intention to stand as UKIP's candidate in the 2008 London Mayoral Election. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old On 4 September 2009 Farage resigned as leader of UKIP to concentrate on his campaign to become Member of Parliament for Buckingham at Westminster in the 2010 general election. … Read More
After the speech of Herman Van Rompuy on 24 February 2010 in the European parliament, Farage—to protests from other MEPs—addressed the first long-term President of the European Council saying that he had the "charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of low grade bank clerk". … Read More
2011 47 Years Old He spoke of the EU being "German-dominated" in a speech at the European-Parliament on 18 November 2011. From taking office as a UKIP MEP in 1999, Farage has often voiced opposition to the "euro project". … Read More
2012 48 Years Old In a "bizarre cock-up," UKIP forgot to put their party name on their candidate's ballot paper for the London mayoral election, 2012, Laurence Webb appearing as "A fresh choice for London." … Read More
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