Blaska Most Admired Guy #1
First in an occasional, irregular and irreverent series
The qualifications: 1) Political courage. 2) Oratorical eloquence. 3) Political wiles. 4) targeting the heart of the matter, not trimming around the edges.
Damn the torpedoes!
Hip, hip hooray for Mr. Nigel Farage, who more than anyone led his nation’s Brexit from the European Union.
How the British DO parliamentary oratory! (The white lab coats at the Werkes are currently studying Andrew Roberts’ Churchill: Walking with destiny.)
Mr. Farage is hereby recognized:
‘The British are too big to bully’
“So this is it: the final chapter, a 47-year political experiment the British have never been very happy with. My mother mother and father signed up to a common market — not to a political union, flags, anthems, presidents, and now you even want your own army. …
“If we want trade, friendship, cooperation, reciprocity, we don’t need a European court … and all of this power …We love Europe; we just hate the European Union. … It’s anti-democratic .. it gives people power without accountability. …
“There is an historic battle going on in the West — Europe, America and elsewhere: globalism against populism. You may loathe populism but I’ll tell you a funny thing — it’s becoming very popular! [Laughter] …
“No more financial contributions, no more European court of justice … no more being talked down to… no more being bullied. What’s not to like?”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Despite the woke finger wagging from the EU Council presiding officer, Farage never said he hated any one or any nation. (A typical liberal-progressive-socialist trick.) He said he loved Europe but hated the European Union. Farage — and Boris Johnson — are the Brits’ Donald Trump, a disrupter (but without the self-destructive gene).