Remember when Nigel Farage called for a second referendum if his side lost? Remember what he said about the Northern Ireland peace process? Remember what he said the NHS should be replaced with?

First published in May 2019.

Remember this?

In May 2016, Nigel Farage said, “In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.”

Nigel Farage wants second referendum if Remain campaign scrapes narrow win. - 16 May 2016. / Daily Mirror

Are we talking about this Nigel Farage?

Look at the state of the bottom of this list: Nigel Farage is ranked 745th out of 751 for MEP voting. That is 40% of votes!

Bottom 8 UK MEP. / MEPranking.EU

Taking taxpayers money and doing nothing. One of the very worst lazy, overpaid, “gravy train” MEPs Leavers are always railing about.

By comparison, here are the Top 8 UK MEPs:

Top 8 UK MEP. / MEPranking.EU

It is entirely possible that there are reasons (illness, personal circumstances...) why MEPs cannot attend every vote but Nigel Farage’s record is absolutely appalling.

It is the very Nigel Farage who claimed at least £2m of EU taxpayer’s money to fund Ukip’s eurosceptic message that the UK should leave the EU, 10 years ago.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage boasts of his £2m in expenses. - 24 May 2009. / The Guardian

How much more of an utter GIT does he need to be before people wake up and smell the Farage? Remember his vision of a privatised NHS?

Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance. - 20 Jan 2015. / The Independent

During the 2016 Referendum, Greenpeace accused Nigel Farage of “cynical opportunism” after discovering that “official records show that over the 3 years Farage was a member of the influential EuroParl Fisheries Committee, he turned up for just 1 of 42 meetings,” and that “during three major votes to fix the flaws of the Common Fisheries Policy the Ukip leader failed to vote in favour of improving the legislation.

U-Skip – Farage’s no-show voting record betrays ‘cynical opportunism’. - 14 June 2016 / Greenpeace

Once a money man, always a money man, even with a 20-year lounge around as a career MEP who gleefully took money and did nowt for his constituency or his nation.

Remember what happened the night of the 2016 Referendum?

The Brexit Short: How Hedge Funds Used Private Polls to Make Millions. - 25 June 2018 / Bloomberg

Bloomberg explained that one of the two clients of YouGov’s pre-election polling was Odey Asset Management: “Odey’s eponymous founder is Crispin Odey, who was both a top fundraiser for Farage and a leading contributor of campaign cash to the pro-Brexit side. His firm made about $300 million from Brexit.”

What about what Nigel Farage said on the Northern Ireland peace process? Remember, anyone?

I find the whole peace process, so called, in Northern Ireland loathsome. Utterly and entirely loathsome.”

Ukip's Nigel Farage: Northern Ireland peace process was a loathsome surrender to murderers. - 16 Feb 2015. / Belfast Telegraph

Then, there are also these Brexit concerns from Byline Times about a collusion with the Russian government to weaponise the migrant crisis to help Leave.EU generate fear.

In the article, Peter Jukes writes that “as uncovered last year, leaked emails from Andy Wigmore, Arron Banks and Leave EU officials revealed numerous clandestine meetings with the Russian Embassy in London in the run up the EU referendum. Among these emails is also an exchange about “weaponising migrants”.”

How Farage’s Campaign colluded with Putin to weaponise hate and islamophobia - 17 April 2019. / Byline Times

People really need to understand who Nigel Farage is, before it is too late.🔷

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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 1 May 2019, with the author’s consent, with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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