Friday, February 26, 2010
Watching Question Time. One of the guests is former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage. Always thought he was an OK bloke - a bit of a wide boy, but I've always had a bit of time for him. But no more. His speech in the European Parliament yesterday was a disgrace. The remarks he directed at EU President, Herman van Rompuy were just appallingly rude and offensive. I'm all for a bit of robust debate, but Mr Farage was not clever, or funny, or in any way attractive. Probably generated a bit of support for the new EU President. He showed himself to be a verbal bully. I'm even tempted to give up a day to head down to Buckingham to campaign for John Bercow, to make sure that this extremely offensive man does not enter our Parliament.