Nigel Farage is a thoroughly unpleasant little squit. He bears not a little responsibility for the increasingly awful mess we find ourselves in following our departure from the EU. His xenophobic and opportunistic attitude to the small boats, for example, is appalling. Unfortunately, like Johnson, he is a very good and engaging speaker. I am sure that there are many people out there who think he is a thoroughly good chap.
I’m not one of them, and when I heard that he had been ‘cancelled’ by his bank I could not suppress a chuckle, while contemplating the fact that to have had an account with Coutts meant that the bastard had more than £1M... Where did that lot come from I wonder?
But then my ‘liberal’ values kicked in, and I remembered a quotation I used in one of my books. Hesiod, a Greek from around 700 BC, observed:
Ill were it to be just, if to the more unjust falls stricter justice.
And that’s it. The Fascists will always win out over liberal minded people, because the latter will treat them with scrupulous fairness. The former, witness the notorious £350M per week to be spent on the NHS, will use every trick in the book, fair or foul, to win their point.
So, with much regret, I hope the banks will come clean over this episode. Still, if I meet Farage in a pub, I give him notice that I will buy him a beer, and empty it over his head.
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