In case there was any doubt about Nigel Farage’s intentions in remaining as an EU MEP, and his party remaining members of the federalist Freedom & Democracy Group in the EP, he declared his position clearly enough yesterday. He says he wants Britain out.
He never strays off the conventional anti-EU political battlefield, where he’s on strong ground with the electorate. He avoids topics like Agenda 21, chemtrails, the depopulation agenda, GM crops, the United Nations and the USA drift into totalitarianism. He’s mildly anti-war, but avoids making it a big headline issue for his party, as that would be it, as far as media goes, and he knows it.
Is he, deep down, as sure of his steps as he appears? He is a declared friend of Israel, and wouldn’t even think of tackling topics like the Palestinian ethnic cleansing. Politics is after all the art of the possible, and only so much is possible. He’s clearly beefing himself up for a big push – the EP elections, and maybe finally an assault on Westminster, where he can humiliate Cameron, Clegg, Miliband all the others who’ve sold their souls to the devil.
He’s working village hall by pub by theatre. The effect will be incalculable if he can get access to Westminster seats. Much as I fear the party is penetrated and controlled from behind the scenes by exactly the same people who control the other parties, it is still fascinating to watch Farage climbing the walls of the citadel.