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Fighting Bull Hardcover – 25 Mar 2010
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Nigel Farage is a founder member of the UK Independence Party, which was established in September 1993. He is the Member of the European Parliament for the South East region and is the leader of the parliamentary party in the EU parliament.
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Well, some of this book may be light-hearted, but most of it is spot-on on our current problems and is especially good on our constitution and common law, on which topic most of our MPs seem woefully ignorant. Farage has the rare knack of being able to put his finger on exactly what is going on amidst all the Euro-obfuscation and what we should do about it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his story and finished by asking my other half, "Can you point to anything he says that isn't accurate, then?" And he couldn't.
This book is quite serious. It deals with how, and by whom, we should be governed. It sums up a lot of the unease many feel as we seem to lurch further into a European dictatorship run by a Franco-German engine ("a French rider on a German horse"), which thinks nation states are evil and should cease to exist. Should be read by anyone interested in where we are going as a country, and why. And, yes, it's entertaining too. The best books make serious points in an engaging way, and this certainly does that.
Farage's book poses the question: what's so wrong with wanting to govern ourselves?
It did seem to end a little abruptly, but then I came to realise that Farage is (hopefully) still in the prime of his political life - I thoroughly look forward to the book he will undoubtledly write when he retires from politics.
Fighting Bull is such an eye opener, when you read about the money and powers we give away every day to Brussels you will be left with no doubt that it is essential we leave the EU as soon as possible.
There is also a lot of detail given in regards to the European Union officials and countless British politicians who have sold us down the river to line their own pockets. he talks of the corruption, the waste and the horrendous regulations which this organisation brings but stresses that although he wants to see this EU come to an end, he is not anti European. He loves Europe and the diversity of cultures and peoples Europe has. He believes in co-operation, that Britain should have friendly trade deals with other European nations but that none should have to sacrifice their own individual nationhood to do it. So if you're looking for a book that slags off the French or the Germans, keep looking.
I would advise that this book is well worth the read as its not the usual 700 pages of egotistic slobber that politicians often write. Its to the point and though with a serious message is not without its humour.
What a 'card' he is, and what a splendid wordsmith too.
I found myself reading tranches of this book to my wife, since Farage's views are so close to my own (but much better put) and I would think, most right thinking (not in a political sense) individuals.
I found the book unputdownable (horrid non-word) and whipped through it in two sessions.
I'd just read Mrs Thatcher's biog' (vol 2) "The Iron Lady" by John Campbell. Excellent precursor, in every sense to Farage's book. Mrs T's 800 page tome is a book to be studied, where NF's is easily devoured and mightily entertaining.
If you want politics 'red in tooth and claw', then Nigel Farage's witty and educated submission is a 'must.' I may even re-read it soon, (most unusual for a political book).
NF really is the sort of non-career politician who engenders a little light at the end of the tunnel, with a few stops along the way for a'snorterino or twain.'
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