Despite all, The Times has named me Briton of the year. Attacks aside, I am grateful. Thank you. http://t.co/6gqGvjoPVL— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 26, 2014
That's right, The Times named Nigel Farage its 'Briton of the Year'.
Needless to say the decision caused quite a bit of a hoo-ha.
I hope your sales suffer @thetimes for the callousness of your Briton of the Year! Who's next - Hitler for Greatest Man Who Ever Breathed?— Marcus Hendry (@MarcusHendry) December 27, 2014
The Times Have Named Nigel Farage As Briton Of The Year,
What A F**king JOKE— Jeremy Joseph G-A-Y (@JeremyJoseph) December 27, 2014
Nigel Farage been named "Briton Of The Year". A racist, bigoted, etonian arse wipe. I don't want to live in this country anymore— Tattoo Tony (@CJMALLA) December 27, 2014
In all fairness, the impact of Farage on UK politics cannot be ignored, despite the best unintentional efforts of some members to draw ridicule.
And The Times did name him winner "for good and ill", but still, people aren't happy.
So in the name of fairness here are eight people who are a bit more deserving of the title than Mr Farage.