Nigel Farage is a UKIP MEP for the South East of England. Elected in 1999, he has used his experience of the EU to increase awareness of its activities back home in the United Kingdom.
Nigel was re-elected Leader of the UK Independence Party in November 2010.
A firm believer in Independence for the United Kingdom he is a proponent of free speech and has faced considerable hostilities from his political opponents for speaking out in favour of free and fair referendums on the transfer of power from elected politicians to the EU.
In his very rare spare time he likes fishing, country sports and traditional English pubs. However, most of his time is spent travelling around the country and other countries in the EU telling the truth about the European Union.
I am a great believer in you Mr Farage, you make me proud to be British! I may only be 21 but i am here in Afghanistan fighting for the safety of my own country. The general election may be years away but i will still be keeping an eye on the progress the party makes up until then.
—Dan Guild, Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, serving in Afghanistan.
Nigel is one of the greatest politicians and patriotic crusaders this country has ever produced, this is ironic as he is from "the real world." A man who worked in the City of London for many years and made a massive financial sacrifice in the name of democracy, Nigel inspired me and so many others to join UKIP. I had no interest in politics as the three old, failed, parties didn't resonate with me and didn’t represent any of my views. I then, one night, came across Question Time and saw Nigel mopping the floor with the political class, in this case, it was Sarah Teather , a Liberal Democrat MP who was unlucky enough to debate with him. Others who have been on the receiving end of Nigel’s debating talents include Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Caroline Flint, Kathy Ashton and of course, Herman Van Rompuy.
Apart from Nigel, there is nobody in politics today who can connect with and inspire youngsters such as myself, certainly not the identical triplets who are leading the old parties! Nigel, as UKIP leader, has shown commitment and real vigour in everything he does. I’ve had the great pleasure to speak to him on several occasions at UKIP events and he is one of the most charismatic and decent individuals I’ve met. It is good to know that Nigel along with the other UKIP MEPs have the best interests of Britain and their constituents at heart, something that is too easily overlooked in the modern world. Above all, it is a privilege to have him as my leader once again and I urge others to support him and to join the UK Independence Party.
—Tim Veal, Young Independence
I have followed your speeches, and just wanted to thank you for all that you do regarding the European Union and the Euro. You have made excellent points that need to be heard, and more people should be open to the idea than not all Countries are suited to be in this monetary union!
Thank You and Keep up the Outstanding Work!
—S Bittner, Freehold, USA
As a graduate in (partly) European Law, I would like to congratulate you, the way you oppose the mainstraim blindness that seems to be Europe. Even when I ask my teacher what this whole bandwagoncircus is about, they seem blind for the implications this institute brings.
If we really had free elections, Europe wide, my vote would be decided. I hereby thank you for your (also quite amusing) going against the grain. Keep up the good work, what in a sense should be also the job of most of your 735 colleagues.
—S de Jonge, The Netherlands
Best regards, on yotube I saw your fight in the European Parliament about the signing of the Lisbon Treaty,and I was really impressed so profound that you view the fact that roughly the same parliament violates basic principles of democracy and uskacuje right of the people to decide their own fate, do not tire in your fight for justice to the nations of Europe are definitely on your side,
—S Francuski, Serbia
I wish to be possible for you, to be our representative to our Parliament. Keep on working for the people, not only the British one, but for all of us.......!
—D Katerina, Athens, Greece
I've just started listening to your debates about the corruption and dislike of the EU taking away democratic voice of member states of the EU. Please keep up your voice, its the only one that speaks the truth.
I like your common sense. It's rare to see such a honest politician. Even I would like to support Euro just for sake of ease of commerce and removing the hassle of money exchange for tourists, I have to agree that Greece and some other corrupt countries are not suitable to be for example with Finland on eurozone. I am not willing to let goverment steal my money via taxes to support other totally corrupt governments. We need less taxes, less corrupt politicians and more money (=power) to people. I support your work on creating more liberal Europe.
Keep up your good work!
—P Koistinen, Finland