Five times that Nigel Farage proved that he was a member of the 'middle class elite'

Greg Evans
Wednesday 03 April 2019 09:45
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Although he likes to think it Nigel Farage, isn't a 'man of the people', is he? There's figuratively a ton of evidence to support it.

Despite having literal connections to the president of the United States of America and being quite the opposite of working class, especially since since becoming an MEP since 1999, Farage still likes to hit out at the so-called 'elites'.

In a rant on LBC, aimed at the Labour party for backing a Brexit amendment to allow the continued free movement of people after the UK leaves the EU, the former UKIP leader branded the party 'Islington, middle-upper class champagne socialists' for voting against the wills of many of their voters.

While he may feel like he has every right to call the Labour party such a thing, Farage should really check his privilege as, on many occasions over the years, he has displayed tendencies that would be considered to be part of the 'middle-upper class, champagne elite'.

A few months ago, Farage found himself a bit embarrassed on Channel 4 News when he was questioned how he managed to get from London to Strasbourg to attend a European Parliament meeting so quickly.

A flustered Farage admitted to having used a private plane and then later brag about a private businessman coming forward and offering to pay for his travel.

Private planes? Nah! That's not elitist at all is it Nige?

Nothing says 'elitist' or 'completely and utterly out of touch' like two old white men gurning in front of a golden elevator, does it?

This one isn't technically Farage's fault as during an interview with Fox News ahead of last year's Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Farage was referred to as being 'basically royalty' in completely unresearched comment.

Once again, this was something that was bestowed upon Farage but he didn't exactly deny and just repeated 'not quite' a few times instead.

Arguably one of the most humiliating moments of Farage's career so far.

His 'Leave Means Leave' march from Sunderland to London to protest the fact that Brexit wasn't happening on 29 March was attended by around 150 to 200 people, with Farage completing just one day of the 14-day trek despite willing Leave Voters to take part, Tweeting at the time: "We're marching from Sunderland to London... get your walking boots on!" before later admitting he would only be attending "some of it" himself much to people's disappointment.

But Farage wasn't the only one to not attend, in fact, to say that the whole thing turned out somewhat lack lustre would be a bit of an understatement.

Ahh...tax avoidance. The downfall of many 'great thinkers' such as Gary Barlow, Kerry Katona and Alan Partridge.

In 2013, Farage hired a tax advisor to set up the 'Farage Family Educational Trust 1654' on the Isle of Man, which was reportedly 'for inheritance purposes' only, which doesn't sound dodgy at all.

He later admitted that setting up the offshore tax haven was a 'mistake' as it ended up 'costing him too much money'.

He would then go on to make a speech to the European Council condemning tax evasion.

How do you explain this one to the decent, hard-working taxpayers that you have deemed 'champagne socialists', Nigel?

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