Nigel Farage is quitting elected politics and selling personalised videos
After a three-decade-long career in politics, during which he frequently criticised ‘career politicians’ and ‘the elite’, privately educated former commodities broker, Nigel Farage has announced he’s stepping back from elected political life.
I've never had much time for Nigel Farage but quitting British politics just as decades of his promises about how brilliant Brexit would be can finally be judged is an act of uncommon integrity & selflessness. Just imagine all the boasting a less principled man would be doing.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 6, 2021
There was an air of déjà vu, as the former UKIP, Brexit Party and Reform Party leader had already announced his retirement after the EU referendum – and no longer holds an elected position.
Didn’t Nigel Farage quit politics when he finally stopped drawing his EU salary last year?
He’s not got a job in British politics to quit from because voters rejected him each of the seven times he tried to become an MP. https://t.co/g3AhNNAEMc
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 6, 2021
Nigel Farage quitting politics is like Kenny getting killed in South Park.
— CitiZenSane, Unseat Blue, No Matter Who 💙😷⭐️🇪🇺 (@Citi_ZenSane) March 7, 2021
However, it was still big news, and Twitter reacted accordingly.
Hearing Nigel Farage is quitting to spend more time with his racism
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 6, 2021
what a fantastic relief for the entire country that Nigel Farage has finally retire – oh fuck he's back again
— dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@davemacladd) March 7, 2021
Is it me or does Nigel Farage quitting politics come round earlier each year?
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 7, 2021
Nigel Farage quits politics again.
Next election: Mysterious candidate Figel Narage comes 5th in a seat in Essex pic.twitter.com/9V4qLgbqMB
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) March 7, 2021
Nigel Farage: “I’m stepping down from politics.” pic.twitter.com/A1f5bKgNpJ
— Pointless Letters (@pointlesslettrs) March 7, 2021
not saying Farage quitting isn't a big deal but I can't remember the name of the latest party he's quit
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) March 7, 2021
It wasn’t long before he revealed a new revenue stream.
I’ve joined Cameo to connect with people from all over the world in a more personal way.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) March 7, 2021
In case you don’t know, Cameo is a site that allows celebrities to record personal messages for fans for a fee, so if you know someone who would like to hear Nigel Farage sing Happy Birthday or the Ode To Joy, it’s your – or their – lucky day.
Hold onto your socks people and pour a strong drink … this is the reason Farage gave up politics https://t.co/M0LBH50EcF
— Otto English (@Otto_English) March 7, 2021
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