Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hannan lauds Farage

Dan Hannan writes nothing but praise for Nigel Farage in this post.

If his words are intended - of which I have no doubt, Hannan being a man of principle - one has to ask him WTF he is still a member of the Conservative Party.

Just a thought....................

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its called cashing in, mate. A lot of what Hannan is in it for is the exposure in the States. Nigel Farage is already a hero to American patriots. Now Glen Beck I hear has lauded him. Hannan will just ride Farage if he can't make ground for himself. A long time ago I used to have a go at Hannan on his blog about his circumstances. He liked to call everyone "chap" and was Woosterian in his bamboozlement regarding why we could possibly question his integrity (I've never seen a more smug collaborator for sure). He once wrote a series of articles about Farage when Farage was starting to get noticed in the States. I went to google.com and did a search for Farage, and the 2nd highest result (after a Wikipedia entry, I think) was Hannans blog.

You have to get over any feelings of respect you may have for that pip-squeeking criminal. Look how he makes you contradict yourself when you say that he is a man of principle, but he is still in the Tory party. We need to expose the lying so-and-so. Its one of the keys to discrediting the whole Tory party. It is a strategical necessity, and its easily done. We just have to decide to do it.

Witterings From Witney said...

Anonymous: No contradiction on my part, I assure you as you will, with hindsight, recognise sarcasm.......

Anonymous said...

What just struck me again (so I had to post) is this; WHAT a coincidence that Farage is being lauded by Glen Beck at the same time as wee Danny "Shoeshine" Hannan pipes up. Eh?

C o m e o n!

Don't you get what the man is all about yet. He gets in trouble with his own blog editor for wanting to use too many images of himself. His blog is linked to itself 99% of the time demonstrating the level of his narcissism. He appears on Fox slagging off NHS style health care at the time of Obamacare, and won't say boo to a goose about it over here. He has a huge sycophantic book-buying following off the back of views that don't turn out to be principles because he won't act on them. He has tried to co-opt the Tea Party movement and launched it TWICE presumably because not enough people were watching, and demonstrated that even if he just misunderstood what "bottom-up" meant, it wasn't as important as the exposure he would get in the States.

In short, the guy is a JOKE. Will you all please stop allowing him even a shred of integrity. He doesn't deserve respect. He just needs to be heckled and laughed at. He is helping to screw us over for the sake of his career, and we just kiss his arse.

Anonymous said...

Sorry WfW. I see the word "Hannan" and then the red mist descends.

Keep up the good work by the way fellar

banned said...

"...champagne receptions: will you be corrupted by the lifestyle?”

“No,” replied Nigel amiably, “I’ve always lived like that”.


Made oi larf; I've been reading Hannans blog for a while now and have a great deal of respect for him. He's a lot more influential as a leading tory MEP than if he were to join Farage in UKIP where their talents would conflict and which is why Boris should stay in post in London, all of them untouchable by Dave.

Witterings From Witney said...

Anonymous: No problem, as understand your "Hannan to a bull" reaction!

banned: Not necessarily would there be a clash of talent. I suspect Hannan would do whatever is necessary to benefit Hannan!

English Pensioner said...

The are two possible ways of making change, either from within an organisation, or from outside, and there have always been arguments which is best.
Outside politics, look at the church, for example. In the days of, say, Wesley, he decided that it would not be possible to make changes from within, and went off and formed his own church. These days, it seems that making changes from within is the thing; those who are dissatisfied with its doctrine (on gays or women clergy, for example) don't go off and form their own sect as they would have done in the past, but try to change the doctrine for us all.
Which approach is best or quicker, who knows, I certainly don't!

Witterings From Witney said...

English Pensioner: Fair comment, however who stays with an employer, club, church or any organisation with whom you have differences of creed etc?

English Pensioner said...

In reply to your comments, I have certainly stayed within the CofE, but pick the services that I attend with some care. I don't think I would have any influence outside the church, but at least while I'm still a member I can try and persuade the Rector and Church Wardens to keep some traditional services. The other options of joining another denomination would, at the moment, seem to be far less acceptable.
Surely it is a similar approach with politics?

Witterings From Witney said...

EP: you have a valid argument, however there is a slight difference in that it seems what you are against is possibly non-traditional services, but that your core belief is still CoE.

Hannan's case is akin to believing in Catholicism but remaining within the CoE. His core beliefs are totally against those of the Conservative Party at present.

That is my point - apols if I have not expressed myself better, earlier.