Speaking in one of his £70 a pop Cameo videos, the former leader of the Brexit Party expressed his support for YouTuber Niko Omilana’s mayoral movement, in a moment that may disappoint Laurence Fox – who he has formally endorsed.
He said: “I just wanna say big up to the most important NDL. Please bring it home for us NDL, NDL, NDL.”
NDL stands for the Niko Defence League – a parody of the English Defence League, which was set up by the YouTuber to run his campaign.
He is currently polling in fifth position, ahead of rivals including Fox, and said he was running to make politicians take young people seriously.
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And while Farage is no stranger to populism, it seems his endorsement of the YouTuber – who has over three million subscribers – was accidental, as last week he announced he was backing anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine and general rogue, Laurence Fox.
In an announcement he said: “It feels highly appropriate that on the eve of St George’s Day, a new patriotic alliance between Reform UK and the Reclaim Party is being announced. As the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections draw closer, Richard Tice’s Reform UK will endorse mayoral candidate Laurence Fox; in return, Fox’s Reclaim Party will back Reform UK’s candidates on the London Assembly list. As the aims and objectives of the two men are so similar, this is the grown-up thing to do and I support it.
“With the big Brexit battle now over, the fight is about what kind of country people want to live in: a free nation or a semi-authoritarian regime? This debate needs to happen very quickly. I wish Laurence Fox and Richard Tice all the very best.”
Responding to Farage now wishing him all the best, Omilana said:
And his fans also loved it:
Omilana is not the only YouTuber to be running for London mayor. Max Fosh is also standing with the sole aim of getting more votes than Laurence Fox and has spent his campaign winding Fox up at every turn.
Poor Fox. Seems like his campaign is fast becoming more trouble than it’s worth.