Farage was the leader of UKIP from 2006 to 2009 and has been an MEP for South East England since 1999. He was a huge supporter of Trump during his presidential campaign and on the day of his inauguration, it was announced that Farage would act as a commentator for Fox News. Farage also hosts a radio show on LBC four nights of the week.
Nigel Farage has championed Brexit before the notion of the UK leaving the EU was part of the government’s agenda. UKIP’s former leader and in particular his drumming up of concern over immigration put the Tories, and David Cameron, under irresistible pressure back in 2013.
His anti-immigration and anti-EU rhetoric mobilised a number of people to vote ‘leave’ in the referendum. As a Member of the European Parliament, Nigel Farage has a track record of delivering fiery speeches in the Assembly and supporting issues and people on the right end of the political spectrum.
He has been a vocal critic of the team of negotiators, instrumental in deciding the terms of Britain’s exit. Although he is not a part of the team, he can always be relied upon to create enough noise during the process for people to take notice. He is now the chair of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy – a right-wing eurosceptic political group in the European Parliament.