Farage taken apart in live LBC interview

May 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm (Europe, immigration, Jim D, media, populism, Racism, UKIP, wankers, wireless)

LBC: “In an interview that has been described in the media as “car-crash radio”, “brutal” and “forensic”, Mr Farage looked rattled before his Director of Communications Patrick O’Flynn interrupted and called an end to the debate.”

The bourgeois media finally does its job re UKIP; about bloody time too.

Congrats to forensic, dead-pan interviewer James O’Brien, who refuses to be deflected by Farage’s bullshit and bluster:

http://www.lbc.co.uk/watch-nigel-farage-v-james-obrien-live-from-1130-90532

Still, at least UKIP didn’t call the cops.

7 Comments

  1. Farage taken apart in live LBC interview | OzHouse said,

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  2. pinkagendist said,

    That was AMAZING! Just goes to show the media has been the wind beneath UKIP’s wings. People like Farage are good for ratings.

  3. dagmar said,

    I don’t know if that was “amazing”, with or without capital letters and an exclamation mark. It was just basic – and no more than that – journalism. Asking questions, pulling the politician up on lies/incorrect answers/hypocracy. No more.

    The interviewer should have asked about Farage’s seeming lack of problem with northern/western Europeans, though – I assume it’s only assumed/suggested, and not genuine. As someone who left the Tories over the Maastrict treaty – in 1992 – his problem isn’t just with “southern and eastern European” immigration, but with all immigration. He does state this, of course, but when pushed, he goes on about “quality” (like the quality of his German wife, presumably), and about Romanians, Greeks, Spaniards, etc., which is more than disingenous, but it seems that political discourse in the UK is that even an outright nasty party like UKIP can only openly go on about, what presumably, Fararge (‘privately’ or in pubs) might refer to “wops, wogs and nig-nogs”, and no longer about “frogs, and huns/ krauts”. Which might be seen as progress. Possibly. Very possibly.

  4. dagmar said,

    Farage also, as part of his waffle about Romanians, mentioned that immigrants from “ex-communist countries” were the problem.

    A reasonable riposte would have been to ask whether this would also include Czechs, Poles, immigrants from the Baltic states, or even the 1/3 of Germany that was “communist” until 1990? Or maybe Finland, which while certainly never ‘communist’, being granted sovereign independence after the October Revolution and continued to have relations with the USSR that might be appropriate for a country in a similar situation to Ukraine today, was an associate member of Comecon as well as the then EFTA/EEC and took part, as a member, of both the Intervision Song Contest as well as Eurovision’s one. What about Croatia?

    When pushed, he seems to dislike all foreigners (who are workers), but especially poor ones, and especially those who are poor and not from the former British empire.

    What do UKIP say about import controls?

    • Jim Denham said,

      “What do UKIP say about import controls?”

      No doubt the same as the ‘Morning Star’ and the CPB, with whom UKIP seem to have a great deal in common.

      • dagmar said,

        You took the bait quite well there, Mr. Denham and gave the (I assume correct) answer I was expecting…

  5. R F McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

    Entertaining but I can’t help but feel that Labour’s only hope of winning next year is the UKIP bubble not bursting again as it did in 2010, 2005 and 2001.

    Which really does say it all – the once mighty British Labour Party owing what chance it has of forming a government on the rise of a particularly vicious brand of right wing populism to split the Tory vote.

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