Nigel Farage

British politician Nigel Farage

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.
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Nigel Farage: UKIP's Henry Bolton can emulate Corbyn - BBC News
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BBC News Nigel Farage: UKIP's Henry Bolton can emulate Corbyn BBC News UKIP leader Henry Bolton can emulate Jeremy Corbyn by winning over party members to keep his job, his predecessor Nigel Farage has claimed. Mr Farage said his successor had shown "very bad judgement" in recent weeks amid allegations over his private ... Henry Bolton promises wholesale reform of UkipThe Guardian Ukip cannot afford to choose another leader, Henry Bolton says in attack on Henry Bolton can be Ukip's Jeremy Corbyn, says Nigel FarageHeraldScotland The Independent -The Bolton News -The Sun (blog) all 34 news articles »
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Nigel Farage docked half his MEP salary to claw back misspent EU funds - The Independent
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The Independent Nigel Farage docked half his MEP salary to claw back misspent EU funds The Independent Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage is having half his MEP's salary docked following a European Parliament investigation into the alleged misspending of EU funds. Mr Farage and seven other Ukip MEPs were last February accused of spending money meant to ... Newspaper headlines: Brexit could be reversed - FarageBBC News With Farage rattled and MPs flexing their muscles, the real Brexit battle is just beginningThe Guardian Nigel Farage hit with £35000 fine for 'misspending EU funds' The Times -Financial Times -Grimsby Telegraph all 125 news articles »
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Brexit: Nigel Farage says 'maybe' there should be a second referendum on EU membership - The Independent
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The Independent Brexit: Nigel Farage says 'maybe' there should be a second referendum on EU membership The Independent Nigel Farage has said it may be time to hold a second referendum on Brexit to put an end to the “moaning” of politicians who have not accepted the previous vote. The ex-Ukip leader argued that leading political figures who have been arguing against ... Nigel Farage: Maybe we should have a second EU referendumSTV News Nigel Farage suggests UK may need second Brexit referendum to settle question of EU membership 'for a generation' Nigel Farage says "maybe" we should have a second Brexit referendumCity A.M. -Financial Times -Birmingham Mail all 22 news articles »
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Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says 'there's no money in politics' - The Guardian
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The Guardian Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says 'there's no money in politics' The Guardian Nigel Farage at the European parliament in Strasbourg, where he has one of the worst voting participation records. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP. Nigel Farage · The Observer. Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says 'there's no money in ... 'I can't walk down the street alone' Nigel Farage reveals personal cost of Brexit Nigel Farage is the real victim of Brexit after revealing he's single and brokeMetro Nigel Farage: I'm skint, separated, and can't walk in London aloneiNews Business Insider -HuffPost UK (satire) (blog) -Liverpool Echo -ExpressNewsline all 12 news articles »
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'It's MY red line' Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts ECJ 'colony' plans for EU nationals after Brexit -
Google News - 3 months 'It's MY red line' Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts ECJ 'colony' plans for EU nationals after Brexit JACOB REES-MOGG slammed plans for the European Court of Justice to rule over EU nationals after Brexit saying it will be similar to “a colony”. By Chris Campbell. PUBLISHED: 21:07, Wed, Dec 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 21:29, Wed, Dec 6, 2017. Play Video. Play ... Jacob Rees-Mogg Tells Nigel Farage His Ultimate Brexit Red LineLBC Jacob Rees-Mogg: Somerset Tory MP challenges Theresa May over Brexit principlesSomerset Live The UK did not vote to leave the customs union and single market, no matter what David Davis saysThe Independent Belfast Newsletter -Financial Times -Conservative Home -Daily Mail all 14 news articles »
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The Boys of Brexit: Tony Blair and Nigel Farage
NYTimes - 5 months
The veteran pols on either side of the vituperative, vertiginous Brexit debate spar.
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Ex-UKIP head Farage would take Merkel over Schulz
Fox News - 5 months
Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, whose party helped bring about the British decision to leave the European Union, says he'd prefer the next German government be led by Chancellor Angela Merkel than her main challenger Martin Schulz, but that he's "not a big fan of either."
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How liberals are trying to overturn the populist movement
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Nigel Farage weighs in
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The fight to save Charlie Gard
Fox News - 7 months
Reporting by Benjamin Hall The battle to save little Charlie Gard rages on. Now his parents have been given hope as prominent American neurologist and world class doctor on baby Charlie’s disease Dr. Michio Hirano of Colombia University has flown to London. Dr. Horano specializes in rare genetic conditions and has pioneered an experimental treatment he believes could help Charlie’s muscular strength. Dr. Horano believes the chance of success is somewhere between 11-56%. The High Court ruled in April that Charlie should be allowed to “die with dignity” and other specialists have said treatment would only cause additional pain. Not everyone agrees, including British politician Nigel Farage. “The whole medical establishment has been trying to stop Charlie Gard’s parents, taking that little lad to America, to have treatment that is new, not available in the U.K.. None of us are trying to play God here, but what this is all about is two parents desperately doing their b...
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J.K. Rowling Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate After Attack On London Mosque-Goers
Huffington Post - 8 months
J.K. Rowling wrote the (children’s fantasy) book about the damage caused by sowing hate toward outsiders and division, so it’s no surprise she’s disgusted by anti-Muslim rhetoric. In a horrific van attack on a crowd leaving a mosque in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood late Sunday night, several people were injured and one man, who had reportedly become ill before the attack began, was left dead. Witnesses said a white, middle-aged man steered the van into a group of people who had been attending Ramadan services at the mosque. The man reportedly exited the van and shouted “I want to kill all Muslims” before being detained by bystanders. British Prime Minister Theresa May has already described the event as an act of terrorism that targeted the Muslim community. In a statement, she urged British citizens to turn to unity. But recent months have seen a rise in anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric across Western nations, including the U.K. Rowling was quick to comment on ...
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Nigel Farage: Theresa May is toast
CNN - 9 months
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage weighs in on what the surprising election polling numbers could mean for Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Who is Nigel Farage? British politician reported to be 'person of interest' in Russia probe - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 9 months
Los Angeles Times Who is Nigel Farage? British politician reported to be 'person of interest' in Russia probe Los Angeles Times Few Americans knew Nigel Farage's name. But the flamboyant far-right British politician and radio host, a key architect of Britain's vote to exit the European Union, took on an oddly Zelig-like ubiquity as Donald Trump captured first the Republican ... UK's Farage 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia investigation: GuardianReuters Farage calls report he's a person of interest in Russia probe 'fake news'The Hill Trump-Russia Probe Could Include Nigel Farage, but He Says That's 'Hysterical'Newsweek New York Post -New York Times -Washington Post -Washington Examiner all 115 news articles »
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Ex-British Party Leader Is Pulled Into Trump Campaign Inquiry
NYTimes - 9 months
Nigel Farage, who led the U.K. Independence Party, scoffed at The Guardian’s report that said he was a “person of interest” in the F.B.I.’s investigation.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nigel Farage
  • 2016
    Age 51
    In August 2016 Farage visited the Republican convention in Cleveland with his office manager and 'close colleague,' George Cottrell.
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    On 4 July 2016, Farage again announced his resignation as leader of UKIP, triggering a leadership election.
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    Farage resigned as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party on 4 July 2016, saying that "It’s right that I should now stand aside as leader.
    On 28 June 2016 Farage made a speech in the European Parliament claiming that a hypothetical failure for the EU to forge a trade deal with an exited UK would be "be far worse for you than it would be for us" to heckling and laughing by Parliament members.
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    Although he was a member of the European Parliament, Farage campaigned to leave the EU as a key figurehead for the British exit from the EU in 2016.
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    On the subject of the 2016 US presidential election, Farage said in the middle of May that he had reservations on the views and character of Donald Trump, but would vote for him to prevent Hillary Clinton becoming president.
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    In January 2016 Farage told The Mail on Sunday that he believed his car had been tampered with in October 2015, as he had been forced to stop when his car's wheel nuts came loose.
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    Farage was ranked the fifth most influential MEP by Politico in 2016, who described him as, "one of the two most effective speakers in the chamber."
    In 2016, Farage was a prominent supporter of the UK leaving the EU in the referendum, which the electorate voted to do.
  • 2015
    Age 50
    Later, in 2015, he said about Putin that "The European Union, and the West, view Putin as the devil.
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    He told a Channel 4 documentary in 2015 that there is a "fifth column" of Islamic extremists in the United Kingdom.
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    In his 2015 book, Farage reflected that based on his experiences, "the NHS is so over-stretched that if you can afford private health care, you should take it, particularly for diagnostics and preventative medicine.
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    After the 2015 general election, in which UKIP took a lower proportion of seats than votes, Farage called the first-past-the-post voting system (FPTP) "totally bankrupt", although Farage claims "I completely lost faith in FPTP in 2005 when Blair was returned with a 60 seat majority on 36 per cent of the vote, or 22 per cent if you factor in low turnout."
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    I won’t be changing my mind again, I can promise you", referring back to when he briefly resigned following him not being elected to the South Thanet seat at the 2015 UK general election.
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    On 8 May 2015, Farage resigned as leader of UKIP after he failed to win the seat of Thanet South in the general election held the previous day, although he kept open the possibility of re-entering the ensuing leadership contest.
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    However, on 11 May 2015, the party chairman said they would not accept Mr Farage's post-election resignation because the party's "election campaign had been a great success".
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    On 22 March 2015, Farage was targeted by anti-UKIP activists who chased him and his family from a pub lunch in Downe, Kent.
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    In March 2015, Farage declared in his book The Purple Revolution that he would step down as UKIP leader should he not be elected as an MP; he stated his belief that it would not be "credible" for him to lead UKIP without sitting in parliament at Westminster.
    Farage announced his resignation as leader when he did not win the South Thanet seat in Kent at the 2015 general election, but his resignation was rejected and he remained in his post.
  • 2014
    Age 49
    In October 2014, Farage was invited to take part in prospective Leaders' debates on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky ahead of the 2015 General Election.
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    On 12 September 2014, he appeared at a pro-union rally with Scottish UKIP MEP David Coburn ahead of Scotland's independence referendum.
    In August 2014 Farage was selected as the UKIP candidate for South Thanet following local hustings.
    In June 2014, Farage declared £205,603 for free use of a barn for his constituency office, which had been declared in the EU register in Brussels each year.
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    In the European Parliament elections in 2014, Farage led UKIP to win the highest share of the vote.
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    In a second visit to Edinburgh in May 2014 Farage correctly predicted that UKIP would win a Scottish seat in the elections.
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  • 2013
    Age 48
    Although previously denouncing tax avoidance in a speech to the European Parliament, in which he attacked European bureaucrats who earned £100,000 a year and paid 12 per cent tax under EU rules, Farage admitted in 2013 to hiring a tax advisor to set up the Farage Family Educational Trust 1654, a trust Farage claimed to be used "for inheritance purposes", on the Isle of Man.
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    In May 2013, Farage was interrupted by protesters during a press conference in the Canon's Gait pub on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
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    In May 2013 Farage led UKIP to its best-ever performance in a UK election.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    In May 2012 Farage was interviewed by Karen Coleman of the Irish Independent about the campaign in Ireland against the Irish fiscal treaty.
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    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."
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    On 1 December 2010, Justin Adams, the pilot of the aircraft involved in the accident, was charged with threatening to kill Farage in a separate incident.
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    In November 2010, Farage successfully stood in the 2010 UKIP leadership contest, following the resignation of Lord Pearson of Rannoch.
    On 6 May 2010, the morning of the election, Farage was travelling in a two-seater PZL-104 Wilga aircraft with a pro-UKIP banner attached, when the plane crashed.
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  • 2009
    Age 44
    On 4 September 2009, Farage resigned as the UKIP's leader to focus on his campaign to become Member of Parliament for Buckingham at Westminster in the 2010 general election.
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    In May 2009, The Observer reported a Foreign Press Association speech given by Farage in which he had said that over his period as a Member of the European Parliament he had received a total of £2 million of taxpayers' money in staff, travel, and other expenses.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    Charles, Prince of Wales was invited to speak to the European Parliament on 14 February 2008; in his speech he called for EU leadership in the battle against climate change.
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    Four days later, Whale announced on his show his intention to stand as UKIP's candidate in the 2008 London Mayoral Election.
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    In January 2007, the French farmers' leader Joseph Daul was elected to lead the European People's Party–European Democrats (EPP-ED), the European Parliamentary grouping which then included the British Conservatives.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    At 10pm on 19 October 2006, Farage took part in a three-hour live interview and phone-in with James Whale on the national radio station talkSPORT.
    In his maiden speech to the UKIP conference, on 8 October 2006, Farage told delegates that the party was "at the centre-ground of British public opinion" and the "real voice of opposition".
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    On 12 September 2006, Farage was elected leader of UKIP with 45 per cent of the vote, 20 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival.
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    When he contested the Bromley & Chislehurst constituency in a May 2006 by-election, following the death of Eurosceptic Conservative MP Eric Forth, Farage came third, winning 8 per cent of the vote, beating the Labour Party candidate.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    In early 2005, Farage requested that the European Commission disclose where the individual Commissioners had spent their holidays.
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  • 2004
    Age 39
    On 18 November 2004, Farage announced in the European Parliament that Jacques Barrot, then French Commissioner-designate, had been barred from elected office in France for 2 years, after being convicted in 2000 of embezzling £2 million from government funds and diverting it into the coffers of his party.
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    He was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2009 and, most recently, at the 2014 European parliament election.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    Under the 2002 European Union decision to forbid MEPs from holding a dual mandate, if he were to be elected to the House of Commons, he would have to resign his seat as MEP.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    In 1999 he married Kirsten Mehr, a German national, and they have two children, Victoria (born 2000) and Isabelle (born 2005).
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    From taking office as a UKIP MEP in 1999, Farage has often voiced opposition to the "euro project".
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    In 1999 the BBC spent four months filming a documentary about his European election campaign but did not air it.
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    Farage was elected to the European Parliament in 1999 and re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2014.
  • 1993
    Age 28
    He was a founding member of UKIP in 1993.
  • 1992
    Age 27
    He left the Conservatives in 1992 in protest at Prime Minister John Major government's signing of the Treaty on European Union at Maastricht.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    Farage was active in the Conservative Party from his school days, having seen a visit to his school by Enoch Powell and Keith Joseph. However, he voted for the Green Party in 1989 because of what he saw as their then "sensible" and Eurosceptic policies.
  • 1988
    Age 23
    Farage lives in Single Street, a hamlet in the London Borough of Bromley, "around the corner from his mother." He has been married twice. In 1988 he married Irish nurse Gráinne Hayes, by whom he has two children: Samuel (born 1989) and Thomas (born 1991). The couple divorced in 1997.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    Initially, he joined the American commodity operation of brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, transferring to Credit Lyonnais Rouse in 1986.
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  • 1982
    Age 17
    On leaving school in 1982, he decided not to go to university, but to work in the City, trading commodities at the London Metal Exchange.
  • 1975
    Age 10
    From 1975 to 1982, Farage was educated at Dulwich College, an independent school with a wide social mix in south London, and in his autobiography he pays tribute to the careers advice he received there from England Test cricketer John Dewes, "who must have spotted that I was quite ballsy, probably good on a platform, unafraid of the limelight, a bit noisy and good at selling things".
  • 1964
    Born on April 3, 1964.
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