What we learned from Nigel Farage going on Fox News

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Wednesday 03 September 2014 14:00

Ukip leader Nigel Farage found time to jet over to New York City to appear as a guest on Sean Hannity's Fox News show.

You can watch the clip below, but here's what we learned:

Sean Hannity can't pronounce Nigel Farage

"Introducing... Nigel… Ferr…argh."

Sean Hannity has almost zero knowledge of UK politics

He asked Farage: "Some predict you may be the next prime minister, is that true?"

(Note: Farage does not directly correct him that this is practically impossible)

Undeterred, Hannity went on: "Labour is considered... left. What do you think of Cameron, who is considered... conservative?"

Farage got to bang on about the EU to somebody new

He repeated the falsehood that 75 per cent of laws are made by the European Union (the real figure is around 15 per cent).

But Hannity still had to fact-check him

Farage tried to say between 500 and 1,500 Britons had travelled to the Middle East to join Isis.

Hannity: "I thought it was 600?"

Farage: "Well, whatever... it's too many!"

Hannity has a short attention span

Farage: "My country is a Judeo-Christian count-"

Hannity: "[Cutting in] Look at France!"

Hannity is going to follow Farage's career "very closely"

"We need Winston Churchills coming out of your country."


Here's the full clip of the interview:

Meanwhile, Farage didn't get top billing on Hannity, who had another expert on the Middle East to turn to.

This really happened.

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