Talk:Nigel Farage

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Icon politics UK.svg

This British politics related article has been awarded BRONZE status for quality. It's getting there, but could be better with improvement. See RationalWiki:Article rating for more information.

Copperbrain.png
Icon sociology.svg This article contains information about one or more living persons.

Articles about living people must be handled carefully, because they are more open to legal threats.
Reference any contentious allegations solidly; unreferenced allegations should be removed.
If legal threats are raised on this page, please direct the potential litigant to RationalWiki:Legal FAQ; do not interact with them.

Can someone develop a 'farrago' pun. 171.33.222.26 (talk) 15:14, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Scotland mob[edit]

Why is this particularly relevant? Osaka Sun (talk) 23:06, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

BBC[edit]

They seem to have a thing for Farage. he was on Have I Got News for You tonight. I didn't watch it. (Louise Mensch was on a while ago!) They (the BEEB) have contributed greatly to his renown and should be ashamed. The man's a charlatan. Scream!! (talk) 21:32, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The BBC spend all their time making him look an idiot. His appearance on HIGNFY had him playing a game where they had to identify what level of insanity a particular UKip member was. When it got to Farage's turn, it was a trick answer and the UKip member he had to identify was simply a racist. For the rest of the season, Ian Hislop and the various guest hosts made jokes about him being a fraud (since he got into controversy over his EU expenses a day or two after the recording of his featured appearance). At one point they showed a BBC interview with Farage, where the interviewer spent his time demonstrating that Farage is a hypocrite. This was based around Farage having his foreign wife as his secretary, ruling that no British person was good enough to replace her.
So, (tl;dr) the BBC isn't trying to get Farage elected. They're trying to ruin his career; it's just not working.-- 194.81.33.57 (talk) 06:41, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh, believe me: the BBC doesn't need to ruin his career. Farage will eventually do it himself. Osaka Sun (talk) 06:52, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
I feel a little sorry for farage at times. Every time he insists ukip are not a bunch of racist sexist homophobic loons, another ukiper opens his mouth and farage must think 'oh for fucks sake' AMassiveGay (talk) 20:30, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
As the numbers of racist sexist homophobic loons keeps growing it gets harder to call them loonies. Eventually their concerns will have to be addressed or else.145.64.134.245 (talk) 08:21, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Says the BoN who denies the Holocaust and measles. Well thanks for your input. Troll ScepticWombat (talk) 07:58, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

The fact is, if you have a name that visually rhymes with 'garage' it's going to get pronounced all three ways. If you heard him on the BBC, not long before the election, saying he didn't mind which, that section looks rather silly. Ro Thorpe (talk) 01:47, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, it was crap. I've deleted it. ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 01:50, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Ro Thorpe (talk) 01:53, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Put it back. The "faraj" bit is commonplace here - David Gerard (talk) 07:29, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Removed again. Farage didn't "adopt a pseudo-French version of his surname". He has a French surname passed down by his French ancestors. WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 08:26, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Mocking someone for having "vagina" or similar in their name seems pretty puerile. The 'funny' word being from a completely unrelated language makes it even more "Sure, whatever" to me. Do we mock Asian people for having "Ho" or "Wang" in their names? (Well, some people probably do I guess.) >.> 141.134.75.236 (talk) 00:34, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
From what I remember of Have I Got News For You, he prefers the "Fər-āhzhe" pronunciation; they in turn mocked him by introducing him as "Niggle Faridge". Unless you want to joke that he's Niggle Faridge as an introduction, I don't think there's much use in the section.-- Forerunner (talk) 09:24, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
There are plenty of good reasons for treating Farage with scorn, but having a foreign name that could be pronounced multiple ways seems like a pretty shit one. WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:29, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

A chorus of disapproval[edit]

Farage disapproves of Donald Trump's latest outburst - is he (a) slightly less wingnut or (b) different 'islands of wingnuttery' complaining about each other? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 15:43, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

He called it "perhaps for him a political mistake too far". This is a dog-whistle to sound to his fans like he's critiquing Trump's tactics rather than his views - David Gerard (talk) 15:52, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
A case of pot and kettle?

So does NF think there are acceptable political mistakes? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:15, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Twit or tweet[edit]

Farage is a cad, not a twit. He is also a tweet, in which, as noted in today's Independent, he calls for the UK to remain in the EU. Ro Thorpe (talk) 16:52, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Fair enuogh, and i'm not familiar enough with him to argue against you, but he always struck me as something of a twit (but i guess he does smoke and drink in a way that isn't quite proper). My own understanding of British stereotypes is lacking, i guess. Petey Plane (talk) 16:59, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
He belongs in the position formerly occupied by, among others Dennis Thatcher - 'rightwing politically incorrect old buffer who drinks.' 109.153.102.202 (talk) 13:11, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
I think he's a twat above all. Laurogeita Hamabost (talk) 14:43, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
What about blackguard?
  • He 'wins' the referendum and hasn't a clue what to do.
  • The country is patchwork divided, but he doesn't say how can we deal with this?
  • The vote goes 51-48 his way and, despite saying that he and his would cause disruption if it was a close vote Remain, tells the Remain voters to just accept it.
  • He remains an MEP.
  • He quits rather than work things through. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:17, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Quotation[edit]

'They create a wasteland and call it peace.' 86.145.120.132 (talk) 21:53, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

more like "peace, i'm out!" Petey Plane (talk) 22:40, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Another quote 'All mouth, no trousers' (there being other versions with the same intent). 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:27, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Where's he gone?[edit]

It is not that the 'remains' were bad losers - it is that the 'exits' were bad winners and told the remains to just accept it, and NF faffed off/went skiving rather than finish what he started. 85.115.54.202 (talk) 17:34, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Trumping Trump[edit]

Nowt about the Farage-Trump love in yet? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:29, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

"Can't Barrage The Farage!"[edit]

Bloody pay wall's in the way, though. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:37, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

What is this I don't even[edit]

Consider yourself warned. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:52, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Worth addition[edit]

https://twitter.com/classiclib3ral/status/1018230384348270592 The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 06:10, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

For fuck's sakes[edit]

Lankaster, is there a reason you decided to add a bunch of shitty euphemisms to the article? As in, describing Trump's ill-advised conquests as just groping and renaming him calling all Mexicans rapists as just being "derogatory remarks?" James Earl Cash (talk) 03:40, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Funny how anything that's not an overt exaggeration is a "shitty euphemism". You know Trump often says stuff that sounds inflammatory out of context on purpose, right? Because he knows the media will be all over it. Then he can point to the context they leave out and back up his #FakeNewsMedia narrative and strengthen his voter base. So thanks, you're doing Trump's work for him. *slow clap* 141.134.75.236 (talk) 04:45, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for proving you're every bit the dumbass I pegged you for earlier. No way in hell am I entertaining a conversation with someone who even remotely makes Trump apologetics. James Earl Cash (talk) 05:32, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for proving me right yet again. Funny how people equate "these are some tactics Trump uses, you're helping him" with Trump apologetics. But please go on with what you're doing, it's hilarious to watch. 141.134.75.236 (talk) 05:37, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
I suppose I was wrong. You're even more of a fucking shit for brains than I had ever thought possible. Guess we all make mistakes from time to time. James Earl Cash (talk) 06:06, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for following commands so readily. Can I have some more insults please? ;) 141.134.75.236 (talk) 06:10, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Yep, definitely a fucking shit for brains. I'mma gonna stop now, gonna wait for the convo to begin in earnest, and that's even if McLaghingLankaster shows up. Then again, others besides some rando BoN are free to chime in too. No way I'm the only one here with a problem. James Earl Cash (talk) 06:15, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

"As in, describing Trump's ill-advised conquests as just groping and renaming him calling all Mexicans rapists as just being "derogatory remarks?"" (I think you are talking about this edit.) Because the source that supposedly supports the previous sentence says instead "Nigel Farage has qualified his admiration of Donald Trump, saying he could not support his comments about groping women, banning Muslims from the US or derogatory remarks about Mexicans." -Lankaster (talk) 09:52, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Doesn't change that it was way worse than that though, and the previous version was absolutely correct. James Earl Cash (talk) 17:39, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
I just checked another of your recent edits and you flagrantly misrepresented an article where Farage outright claims that he wants HIV positive immigrants out of the UK. I'd revert it but you'll probably cry wolf, and considering how you've got some of the brass on your side to think I'm some psychotic edit warring motherfucker who has it out for you, that is something I want to avoid at all possible. Care to address why you did this? Because if not, I'm changing that edit AT THE VERY LEAST. Jesus tap dancing Christ on a pogo stick. James Earl Cash (talk) 22:08, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
So James, your main issue is that Lankaster misrepresents Farage's speech? RoninMacbeth (talk) 22:23, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
@James Earl Cash @Lankaster RoninMacbeth (talk) 22:33, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
And the edit war starts in 3...2...1... Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 22:38, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
That's not the only problem as I've mentioned above, but there is a very pressing matter on how he is deliberately misrepresenting something Farage said. It's irresponsible to the nine. James Earl Cash (talk) 22:43, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
From what I can tell, what Lankaster wrote isn't a misrepresentation. Rather, the problem is that he quotes without context. My recommendation would be to expand off Lankaster's writing, and explain the dog-whistles inherent in what he (Farage) says. I also think the "derogatory comments" thing can be changed to "claiming many Mexican immigrants were rapists." RoninMacbeth (talk) 22:53, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, the article linked to says otherwise. This isn't quoting without context, Lankaster quite literally changed the text we have here for god knows what reason when the source makes Farage's policy on HIV positive immigrants quite clear. James Earl Cash (talk) 23:04, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
It looks to me like he quotes from a different source than the Guardian article in his revison, instead citing the Guardian article as broader context for Farage's shitty behavior. RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:23, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
He might have added a few sources here an there for additional information, but that's still no reason to deliberately remove text which was directly cited from the Guardian. I don't think there's much room for trying to say he was trying to be more accurate or whatever, even at it's most forgiving, the Guardian article made clear Farage's stance on how the UK should close it's doors to immigrants with HIV. James Earl Cash (talk) 23:54, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Well then feel free to add it back in. RoninMacbeth (talk) 00:25, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
@James Earl Cash@RoninMacbeth "feel free to add it back in" doesn't mean "fell free to delete the part about Farage telling false statistics about HIV in UK", as James Earl Cash did. -Lankaster (talk) 08:17, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Farage and HIV[edit]

@James Earl Cash, @RoninMacbeth, @DuceMoosolini

I really don't understand why James Earl Cash deleted the part I added about Farage telling false statistics about HIV in UK. Spreading false information about HIV seems to me something that RW should care about...

Maybe James Earl Cash wanted to put more emphasis about Farage wanting to ban HIV-positive migrants... but then why deleting the April 2, 2015 speech?

I propose to following version, were both Farage false statistics and Farage ban for HIV-positive migrants are reported.

HIV and immigrants

In 2014, Nigel Farage called for people who have tested positive for HIV to be banned from migrating to Britain as a "good start" in controlling the UK’s borders.<ref name=Grauniad1>Nicholas Watt. [http://gu.com/p/42b56/stw Keep HIV-positive migrants out of Britain, says Ukip's Nigel Farage], ''[[The Grauniad]]''. 10 October 2014.</ref> On April 2, 2015, during the Leader's debates, Farage attracted controversy when he suggested that the UK National Health Service should not pay cures for [[HIV]]-positive migrants. He said: "There are 7.000 diagnoses in this country every year for people who are HIV-positive. Which is not a good place for any of them to be, I know. But 60% of them are not British nationals. You can come into Britain from anywhere in the world and get diagnosed with HIV and get the retroviral drugs, that cost up to £25,000 a year, per patient. [...] What we need to do is to put the National Service there for British people and families who in many cases have paid into this system for decades."<ref>0:17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m9S1PCiuEs</ref> These ideas about HIV and migrants have been condemned by those in his party as "plain wrong",<ref>{{cite news|author=Paul Vale|title=[http://huff.to/1RCEivI Douglas Carswell Reignites Spat With Nigel Farage, Calls The Ukip's Chief's HIV Election Comments 'Plain Wrong']|work=[[The Huffington Post]]|date=May 31, 2015}}</ref> and by charities that work with HIV/AIDS individuals as showing "an outrageous lack of understanding".<ref name=Grauniad1/> According to official statistics of the UK National HIV surveillance, in 2015 the number of people diagnosed with HIV in UK was 6.043.<ref>[https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/738223/National_Tables_2018.xls National HIV surveillance data tables] Table 1</ref> and at least 40.7% (2.460) of them were not born in UK,<ref>[https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/738223/National_Tables_2018.xls National HIV surveillance data tables] Table 3</ref> which of course it does not necessary mean they are not British. It has also been pointed out that "providing antiretroviral treatment for all people living with HIV greatly reduces HIV transmission, encourages earlier testing and health-promoting behaviours and keeps people living with HIV healthy, reducing additional healthcare costs. The coalition government implemented this change because it saves money"<ref>{{cite news|author=Dina Rickman|title=[http://i100.io/s6cgfrF Nigel Farage could not be more wrong about HIV and immigration]|work=The Independent|May 2015}}</ref>

-Lankaster (talk) 08:41, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I felt it was article bloat and there didn't seem to be an emphasis on his lying so I didn't even notice it at the time. James Earl Cash (talk) 10:15, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
There doesn't seem to be any good reason to remove the section about Farage lying about HIV statistics. Editing it to make it clearer that we was lying would, of course, be good. @James Earl Cash and @Lankaster, if you cannot stop this constant edit warring I am strongly in favour of giving both of you a short block. Spud (talk) 11:05, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
@James Earl Cash "I felt it was article bloat and there didn't seem to be an emphasis on his lying so I didn't even notice it at the time." So do you agree to put the false statistics told by Farage during the April 2, 2015 speech? I thought that writing the correct data from the official statistics of the UK National HIV surveillance was enough emphasis on how much Farage was wrong. If you want to put more emphasis, I'm fine with that. But don't delete the false statistics said by Farage during the speech, those are the smoking gun.
@Spud "There doesn't seem to be any good reason to remove the section about Farage lying about HIV statistics. Editing it to make it clearer that we was lying would, of course, be good." And I'm perfectly fine with any edit that will make it clearer. Just I don't want it to be delete.
"James Earl Cash and Lankaster if you cannot stop this constant edit warring I am strongly in favour of giving both of you a short block." That unfair because I'm not edit warring. Look at the history. I wrote the part on Farage HIV speech, James Earl Cash deleted it, and then I did not make any other edits on the page, but I wrote on the talk page my reasons and proposal. So how am I edit warring? It's James Earl Cash who does. -Lankaster (talk) 12:01, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
@Lankaster OK. At this moment you are not edit warring. But you did quote my own words back to me about blocking both you and James Earl Cash on my talk page. You wanted to know if I still stand by what I said earlier and I wanted to show that I do. Spud (talk) 13:26, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
"you did quote my own words back to me about blocking both you and James Earl Cash" To avoid further confusion, let's be precise. Your "own words" were your support for RoninMacBeth's proposal, which in turn was "The proposal to warn both Lankaster and James Earl Cash to stop edit warring, with the knowledge that future action might be taken." RoninMacBeth never said that in case of edit war both me and James Earl Cash will be blocked. -Lankaster (talk) 15:27, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
I posted my response in Spud's talkpage. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:07, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
@RoninMacbeth I saw your changes. Wouldn't make more sense to state first the false statistics claimed by Farage "He also suggested that the UK National Health Service should..." and then the official statistics "According to official statistics of the UK National HIV surveillance, in..."? Also, it should be pointed out that being born outside UK does not mean necessary not being a UK citizen. I mean:
During the Leader's debates, Nigel Farage attracted controversy when he suggested that [[HIV]]-positive migrants should not enter the country (a claim which is not supported by the evidence).<ref>Dina Rickman. [http://i100.io/s6cgfrF Nigel Farage could not be more wrong about HIV and immigration], ''The Independent''. May 2015.</ref> This is not the first time he has made these comments,<ref name=Grauniad1>Nicholas Watt. [http://gu.com/p/42b56/stw Keep HIV-positive migrants out of Britain, says Ukip's Nigel Farage], ''[[The Guardian]]''. 10 October 2014.</ref> which have been condemned by those in his party as "plain wrong",<ref>{{cite news|author=Paul Vale|title=[http://huff.to/1RCEivI Douglas Carswell Reignites Spat With Nigel Farage, Calls The Ukip's Chief's HIV Election Comments 'Plain Wrong']|work=[[The Huffington Post]]|date=May 31, 2015}}</ref> and by charities that work with HIV/AIDS individuals as showing "an outrageous lack of understanding".<ref name=Grauniad1/> Farage also suggested that the UK National Health Service should not pay cures for [[HIV]]-positive migrants. On April 2, 2015, he said: "There are 7.000 diagnoses in this country every year for people who are HIV-positive. Which is not a good place for any of them to be, I know. But 60% of them are not British nationals. You can come into Britain from anywhere in the world and get diagnosed with HIV and get the retroviral drugs, that cost up to £25,000 a year, per patient. [...] What we need to do is to put the National Service there for British people and families who in many cases have paid into this system for decades."<ref>0:17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m9S1PCiuEs</ref> But according to official statistics of the UK National HIV surveillance, in 2015 the number of people diagnosed with HIV in UK was 6.043.<ref>[https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/738223/National_Tables_2018.xls National HIV surveillance data tables] Table 1</ref> and at least 40.7% (2.460) of them were not born in UK, which of course it does not necessarily mean they are not UK citizens.<ref>[https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/738223/National_Tables_2018.xls National HIV surveillance data tables] Table 3</ref> It has also been pointed out that "providing antiretroviral treatment for all people living with HIV greatly reduces HIV transmission, encourages earlier testing and health-promoting behaviours and keeps people living with HIV healthy, reducing additional healthcare costs. The coalition government implemented this change because it saves money."<ref>{{cite news|author=Dina Rickman|title=[http://i100.io/s6cgfrF Nigel Farage could not be more wrong about HIV and immigration]|work=The Independent|May 2015}}</ref>

(I'm not editing the page, because I don't want to be accused of edit warring) -Lankaster (talk) 17:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I came in and edited the section. I put the quote in a quotebox, rewrote a direct quote (that "it has been pointed out" phrase bothered me so much probably because the passive voice and what followed was a direct quote from a reference), and I've added further information on just how horribly disparaging (and more importantly wrong) Farage is to immigrants and how much he really doesn't care about the real problems of HIV transmissions and all. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 18:27, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

@LeftyGreenMario OK, thanks. I added the source ref1 just after "he suggested that HIV-positive migrants should not enter the country", because that's the source with Farage talking about "HIV ban", while in ref2 there's no mention to banning migrants. Consequently, I changed "This is not the first time he has made these comments" with "Farage's comments", because ref1 has already been cited. Also, I removed "During the Leader's debates" from the first sentence, because ref1 doesn't not specify if Farage said his idea on "HIV ban" during the Leader's debates. In fact, I moved "During the Leader's debates" to sentence citing the video of Farage speaking... at Leader's debates. Finally, I moved the official HIV statistics just after the false HIV statistics said by Farage, to emphasize he was wrong, and I added the date of the Leader's debate, to make clear data are both referring to 2015. -Lankaster (talk) 14:17, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
You shouldn't have to put exact dates or specific figures like what ~40% of 6,043 exactly is. That's what a properly formatted reference should do. Instead, just refer to date, if not month. Finally, I'm not sure if Farage is completely wrong. I don't know how much is being off by 6,000/7,000 (he is stating an average of 7,000 per year; 6,043 is a figure for 2015) and "at least 40.7%" is technically not incorrect from "60%" though those two numbers are far off from each other. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 18:40, 21 November 2018 (UTC)