Entries by Nigel Farage from 07/2011

Real Politicians Love Cricket

| Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics

I always knew that there was something odd about Ed Miliband - it wasn't his voice, his clothes, or even his opinions. It was something indefinable. And now I know what it is, he turned down an invitation to appear on Test Match Special. It is the pinnacle of any English politician's life. And to my inner schoolboy's joy I was lucky enough to get an invitation a few weeks ago. The week before was the normal run of a politicians' life: meetings, more meetings, the odd TV and radio slot, and a few interviews for the local papers. However, as the big day approached, this was eclipsed by my fixation on the long range weather forecast. And it wasn't looking good. Hampshire, it told me, would be wet. I twittered my sarcastic frustration over our flaming June.

The Government is Scared of the Rise in Euroscepticism

| Posted 07.15.2011 | UK Politics

It is true to say that the European Union is in one hell of a mess. The credit rating agencies have downgraded Ireland's debts to junk, the Greeks are defaulting, the Italians are in chaos and rumours are abound about the possibility of a massive constitutional change in order to defend its dreams.

The Stony Standoff: Liberty in a Small Town

| Posted 07.18.2011 | UK Politics

Councillors in Stony Stratford will tonight be voting on the proposal to ban smoking in all public places in the town. The country will be watching as Stony could become the first town in the UK to do so which could well prompt other councils to follow suit.