Nigel Farage says we shouldn't listen to unelected old men about the EU

Picture: Matt Frost/Getty Images
Picture: Matt Frost/Getty Images

Prime minister David Cameron and Ukip leader Nigel Farage stood in a shiny blue studio and waved their hands about on Tuesday night during the ITV EU referendum debate.

The two party leaders faced some tough questions from the audience, mostly on immigration and scaremongering.

Farage - while apparently not the Leave campaign's top choice for their debate candidate, what with his tendency to implode under pressure - managed to hold his own, driving home the Brexit argument that an out vote is a vote for British sovereignty.

The 52-year-old who has failed to be elected as an MP no fewer than seven times (although has been an MEP for a few years) said:

We're not going to be bullied by the unelected old men who run the EU.

The irony has not been lost on most of us - but it has definitely sailed over Farage's head, who posted the soundbite on Twitter late last night:

Maybe we are being too harsh on him. He may be fairly unelectable, but he is younger than Brad Pitt.

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