101 Facts About Nigel Farage

1. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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2. Nigel Farage said the remarks made his "blood boil" as he gave a stinging rebuke on Monday evening.

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3. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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4. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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5. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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6. Nigel Farage suffered from testicular cancer but was cured in the first stage and is living healthy and happy life in Single Street, Bromley, London, England.

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7. Nigel Farage is currently living in London Borough of Bromley and is a member of "Church of England".

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8. Nigel Farage writes an article for The Independent of all places which have influenced some of the readers.

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9. Nigel Farage was engaged in the campaign to become a member of Parliament for Buckingham at Westminster in 2010.

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10. Nigel Farage resigned from the leadership of UKIP  on 8 May 2015 due to his failure to get a seat in the General election of "South Thanet", the constituency represented in the 'House of Commons' in UK Parliament.

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11. Nigel Farage won with maximum votes and was elected as leader of the UKIP on 12 September 2006.

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12. Nigel Farage admitted at Dulwich College, an independent school in South London.

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13. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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14. Nigel Farage says Ukip member who sent leaflets branding MPs national traitors over Brexit is a 'decent person'.

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15. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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16. Nigel Farage married an Irish nurse names Grainne Hayes in 1988 and had two sons with her; Samuel and Thomas (25).

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17. Nigel Farage is well-known for his contentious comments against other politicians and leaders.

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18. Nigel Farage was the elected head of UK Independence Party from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2016.

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19. Nigel Farage clearly enjoys the limelight and appears to love being in the media.

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20. Nigel Farage is a lover of the English countryside and particuarly the coastline.

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21. Nigel Farage will no doubt hit the headlines again tonight when he appears on Question Time.

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22. Nigel Farage once said Herman van Rompuy, the former European Council president, had the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk and the charisma of a damp rag.

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23. Nigel Farage took his revenge against all of those who had written him off in a rather triumphant speech at the European Parliament.

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24. Nigel Farage voted Green in the 1989 European Parliament elections, saying they were the only truly Eurosceptic party standing.

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25. Nigel Farage was involved in a plane crash on election day in 2010 after a promotional UKIP banner became tangled around the rudder of the light aircraft he was in.

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26. Nigel Farage was involved in a serious car crash outside Orpington station after spending the afternoon in the pubdebating the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985.

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27. Nigel Farage stated it was all "meaningless anyway" and that the EU will not stand the test of time.

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28. Nigel Farage appeared on Claire Byrne Live on Monday night where he expressed his belief that Ireland will leave the European Union.

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29. Nigel Farage claimed the growth of "real opposition" to the European project signalled the bloc will collapse within 10 years.

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30. Nigel Farage likes to relax by fishing alone at night on the Kent coast.

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31. Nigel Farage appeared in an advertisement for the bookmaker Paddy Power ahead of golf's 2014 Ryder Cup.

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32. Nigel Farage has made reference to his German wife in response to criticisms that he is somehow "anti-Europe", while he himself says he is merely anti-EU.

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33. In May 2012, Nigel Farage was interviewed by Karen Coleman of the Irish Independent about the campaign in Ireland against the Irish fiscal treaty.

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34. Nigel Farage said: "I think we need a complete re-appraisal of who Saudi Arabia are, what our relationship with them is, and stop extremist talk turning the minds of young, male Muslims in this country.

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35. Nigel Farage said about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that "Nobody should forget that the most devastating direct consequences of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not been suffered by the likes of Mr Blair, but by the civilian populations of these countries and of course by our own brave service personnel".

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36. Nigel Farage told a Channel 4 documentary in 2015 that there is a "fifth column" of Islamic extremists in the United Kingdom.

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37. Nigel Farage supports reform within the NHS, saying that its resources have become stretched due to increased immigration, and blaming Labour for high costs of new hospitals built through private finance initiatives.

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38. In 2013, Nigel Farage criticised David Cameron's policy on wind turbines, describing it as covering "Britain in ugly disgusting ghastly windmills".

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39. Nigel Farage said that association with Robinson damaged the image of Brexit.

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40. On 4 December 2018, Nigel Farage announced "with a heavy heart" on his live LBC radio show that effective immediately he had resigned his membership of UKIP, after 25 years as a member of the party.

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41. Nigel Farage said in The Daily Telegraph: "I think there is little future for UKIP with him staying inside this party.

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42. Nigel Farage has since provided political analysis for both the main Fox News channel and its sister channel Fox Business Network.

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43. Nigel Farage is reported to have had close links with Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, since at least 2014, when Bannon scheduled meetings for Farage with right-wing figures in Washington.

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44. Nigel Farage insulted his fellow MEPs, stating that "virtually none" of them had ever had done "a proper job" in their lives.

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45. Nigel Farage called the victory "a real sea change in British politics".

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46. Nigel Farage was voted politician of the year by the online service MSN.

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47. Nigel Farage stood against sitting Buckingham MP, John Bercow, the newly elected Speaker of the House of Commons, despite the convention that the Speaker, as a political neutral, is not normally challenged in his or her bid for re-election by any of the major parties.

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48. Nigel Farage should be thoroughly ashamed of himself and should apologise to the British people he represents.

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49. Nigel Farage stood again for the UKIP leadership in 2010 after his successor Lord Pearson had stood down, and on 5 November 2010 it was announced he had won the leadership contest.

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50. Nigel Farage said: "We've got three social democratic parties in Britain—Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the main issues" and "you can't put a cigarette paper between them and that is why there are nine million people who don't vote now in general elections that did back in 1992.

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51. Nigel Farage pledged to bring discipline to the party and to maximise UKIP's representation in local, parliamentary and other elections.

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52. Nigel Farage said that French President Jacques Chirac had granted Barrot amnesty; initial BBC reports said that, under French law, it was perhaps illegal to mention that conviction.

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53. Nigel Farage was the leader of the 24-member UKIP contingent in the European Parliament, and co-leader of the multinational Eurosceptic group, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy.

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54. Nigel Farage left the Conservatives in 1992 in protest at Prime Minister John Major's government's signing of the Treaty on European Union at Maastricht.

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55. Nigel Farage joined Refco in 1994, and Natexis Metals in 2003.

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56. On 4 December 2018, Nigel Farage announced his resignation from UKIP over the appointment of Tommy Robinson as an adviser to the UKIP leader Gerard Batten and the decision of the National Executive of UKIP to keep Batten as leader of the party.

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57. Nigel Farage was named "Briton of the Year" by The Times in 2014.

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58. Nigel Farage was ranked second in The Daily Telegraph Top 100 most influential right-wingers poll in October 2013, behind Prime Minister David Cameron.

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59. Nigel Farage stepped down in November 2009 to concentrate on contesting Buckingham, the constituency of the Speaker, John Bercow, at the 2010 general election, coming third.

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60. Nigel Farage was re-elected in 2004, 2009 and, most recently, at the 2014 European parliament election.

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61. Nigel Farage is best known as the former leader of the UK Independence Party from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2016.

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62. Nigel Farage reminded technocrats currently pursuing an EU army that the European Union was initially set up.

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63. Nigel Farage calls Irish border issue the "greatest hoax in modern history".

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64. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage have a cosy chat at a posh restaurant as the Brexit crisis causes havoc.

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65. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage were spotted at a swanky restaurant on Thursday night after a day in which the government fell into chaos over the Brexit deal.

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66. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage spotted in swanky restaurant together amid Brexit chaos.

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67. Nigel Farage says Brexit plan is 'worst deal in history'.

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68. In April 2018, Nigel Farage said that his two youngest children have both British and German passports and that they speak "perfect German".

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69. Nigel Farage is a member of the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools' Club, a gentlemen's club situated in St James's Square in London.

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70. Nigel Farage is an association football fan, and supports Crystal Palace FC.

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71. Nigel Farage is a keen cricket fan and has appeared on Test Match Special.

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72. In 2010, Nigel Farage published a memoir, entitled Fighting Bull, outlining the founding of UKIP and his personal and political life so far.

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73. On 25 November 1985, Nigel Farage was hit by a car after a night out, and suffered injury to his head and left leg, the latter nearly requiring amputation.

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74. Nigel Farage has employed his wife as his parliamentary secretary and in April 2014 he explained that "nobody else could do that job".

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75. Nigel Farage lives in Single Street, a hamlet in the London Borough of Bromley, "around the corner from his mother".

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76. In 2014, Nigel Farage said that it is UKIP policy for handguns in the UK to be legalised and licensed, describing the current legislation, brought in after the Dunblane school massacre, as "ludicrous".

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77. Nigel Farage was interviewed by Karen Coleman of the Irish Independent about the campaign in Ireland against the Irish fiscal treaty.

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78. In 2013, Nigel Farage opposed sanctions on Iran, and criticised a potential Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, stating: "I do not support acts of aggression, even from countries that feel their existence is threatened".

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79. Nigel Farage stated that migrant exodus from Libya had been caused by NATO military intervention, approved by David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy, in the civil war in Libya.

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80. Nigel Farage is critical of Britain's involvement in the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and cited their financial and human expenses and poor outcomes as reasons for Britain to not become involved militarily in Syria.

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81. Nigel Farage is in favour of crackdowns on immigration from Eastern Europe, but is favourable to immigration from India and Australia.

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82. Nigel Farage called on the British government in 2013 to accept more refugees from the Syrian Civil War.

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83. Nigel Farage has said that the "basic principle" of Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood speech" was correct.

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84. Nigel Farage has said that he supports Muslim immigrants who integrate to British society, but is against those who are "coming here to take us over", citing John Howard's Australia as a government to emulate in that regard.

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85. Nigel Farage says that money which the NHS could spend on treating taxpayers with serious conditions is instead spent on recent immigrants with HIV, an opinion which has been controversial.

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86. In his 2015 book, Nigel Farage reflected that based on his experiences, "the NHS is so over-stretched that if you can afford private health care, you should take it, particularly for diagnostics and preventative medicine.

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87. Nigel Farage declared himself in favour of the Alternative Vote system of May 2011, saying first-past-the-post would be a "nightmare" for UKIP.

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88. On the issue of welfare, Nigel Farage wants migrants to live in the UK for five years before being able to claim benefits, and for them to be ineligible for tax credits.

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89. In August 2018, Nigel Farage pledged his "absolute and total support" to the pro-Brexit organisation Leave Means Leave, and subsequently announced that he would be returning to full-time campaigning for "the Brexit that people voted for".

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90. In July 2018, Nigel Farage headlined a fundraiser for Lou Barletta, the Republican nominee in the 2018 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania.

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91. On 20 April 2017, Nigel Farage announced that he would not contest the 2017 general election.

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92. Nigel Farage was listed as a person of interest by the FBI in their investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

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93. Nigel Farage began hosting a talk show on the British radio station LBC for four nights a week.

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94. In October 2016, Nigel Farage praised Trump for "dominating" Hillary Clinton, comparing him to a silverback gorilla.

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95. Nigel Farage "was unaware of Cottrell's alleged illegal activities and his arrest by the FBI came as a shock.

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96. In July 2016, Nigel Farage visited the Republican convention in Cleveland with his aide and office manager George Cottrell.

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97. On 7 November 2016, Nigel Farage announced he would lead a 100,000 strong march to the Supreme court timed for when it starts hearing the Government appeal.

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98. Nigel Farage was appearing on the Andrew Marr Show where he was described by the host as a lifelong political "insurgent.

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99. Nigel Farage resigned as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party on 4 July 2016, saying that: "It's right that I should now stand aside as leader.

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100. On 28 June 2016, Nigel Farage made a speech in the European Parliament in which he claimed that a hypothetical failure for the EU to forge a trade deal with an exiting UK would "be far worse for you than it would be for us", to heckling and laughing by Parliament members.

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101. In the wake of the Panama Papers leak, Nigel Farage said that the possibility of him releasing his tax return was a "big no" as "I think in this country what people earn is regarded as a private matter", and criticised David Cameron as hypocritical, especially with regard to his past comments about Jimmy Carr's tax avoidance.

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