“I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives, or worked in business, or worked in trade, or indeed ever created a job,” declared Farage in his Triumphalist rant in the European Parliament on Tuesday.
OK then Fuhrer Farage. What have you been doing these past 17 years? What was that? You've been an MEP in the European Parliament, a gravy train by your accounts. Does this then make it OK for you to squat in the European Parliament for the best part of two decades taking a whopping £79,000 per annum salary? Not that you even have the decency to attend full time instead making an appearance only 62% of the time.On top of this you've creamed off millions of pound in MEP expenses over the years. Even Farage's wife takes a tasty £30,000 from Brussels. Yet all this is topped by Farage's Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group, which receives £2.5million a year in EU funding; with five events costing £60,000.
How can Farage square all this with his accusation against other MEPs of never having a proper job? All his blustering and complaints about money wasted by the EU, while for almost two decades he has been helping himself to large quantities of that £350 million per week he stated would be better spent on the NHS - then hardly had the Leave result been announced we hear Fingers-in-the-till Farage denounce the pledge of money to the NHS.
In voting for an Exit of the EU this country has been well and truly duped. On the one hand we have sticky fingers Farage, snout deep in the EU gravy trough, making out he is the champion, the voice, of the British businessman, who has been turned over by an undemocratic and expensive EU for too long.
Add to this Johnson and Gove smarting at Cameron deciding he'd had enough thus placing the onus of extricating the UK from the EU on his successor; and we are truly in a mess.