In the words of XTC ‘(We’re) only making plans for Nigel’. Funded by very rich people whilst pretending to be a man of the people his charisma; abrasive attitude and his anti EU rhetoric have resonated with especially the white working classes with low educational outcomes. This is not being patronising. This is a fact. If society is governed by a small elite they have to keep most people relatively ignorant through sophisticated strategies of division and anxiety. The education system is as important in this procedure as the media; religion; work etc. If it wasn’t then the population would be a lot cleverer and much more difficult to control.
From The ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ to Orwell via thousands of texts the method is detailed…. The capitalist mode of production demands low educated people do subservient low paid work. It demands that governments sing to their song whilst being rewarded with multiple prizes from funding to directorships… scary stuff but absolute fact.
It should be no surprise then that the likes of Nigel Farage are used to appeal. A man whose behaviour can be judged in many ways. To some he is clever. To others he is thick and to others merely a hypocrite.
You must judge for yourself. I know my mind. Do you?