Posts Tagged ‘Nigel Farage’

Has Nigel Farage Over-reached Himself with “Delusions of Grandeur” as did Lawrence of Arabia a Century Ago?

WW1: the Arab Uprising: T.E. Lawrence, a latterday celebrity and legend in his time, an Arabic languages student, linguist and Oxford scholar, was recruited by British Intelligence and he ‘went native’ with the Arabian tribes to assist King Faisal in the Arab Uprisings

A double whammy warning from history awaits those that would interfere with due democratic process, the Establishment, its bureaucracy and elected representatives!

British Democracy, Rule of Law, tax collecting and governmental administration aka “The Establishment” are intimately intertwined and together they deal relentlessly with revolutionaries upstarts and those that would meddle  and tinker with the ‘dead hand’ of due bureaucratic process! In such a way it has put down many colonial uprisings and even enslaved and bent continents to its will including in the most recent past!

Lawrence of Arabia was treated very shabbily – especially after WW1 when the British Establishment ‘closed ranks’ on him

Like Icarus, the mythical Greek birdman with wings fastened on by wax and string that melted when it flew too high and hence too close to the sun or too low and hence ecome too damp and heavy from the sea, will a fall from grace await Nigel Farage, or will he face the indifference of the British Establishment? To Nigel, the thought of this will probaly chime with his Anti-European Union ‘red lines’ comment about “likened to being savaged by a dead sheep“!

Trump Declares on his Election: “Let’s Make This Our Independence Day”!

“The Americas” was the one group of British Colonies that revolted by declaring their Independence and is therefore most likely to side with underdog Nigel Farage ‘Boston-Tea-Party-style’ against the UK Establishment!   

Is Theresa May in danger of making a grave error of judgement if she underestimates the influence of Nigel Farage in the Trump Administration?

In upholding Democracy has Nigel Farage been hoist by his own Petard?

Hopefully the UK Government will see sense and not behave in a niggardly way towards him as they have towards so many others over the decades and Centuries, including Benjamin Franklin, Charles de Gaulle, Alan Turing .. the list goes on

Nick

Norman Collier Tribute

Remembering fondly his chicken sketches, Norman was one of the great disruptive Northern Comedians who like Les Dawson cut his teeth on the “Working Men’s Club Circuit”. Chicken in the basket was, along with scampi and chips, a favourite choice served up to happy workers – and campers – in ’60s and ’70s

It is unfortunate that there are only a handful of those wonderful old clubs left! They  provided a livelihood and way up for so many emerging entertainers and comedians.

Bring Back British Humour – Bring Back Old Labour – all is forgiven?

What’s sauce for the goose?

Courtesy: http://www.theguardian.com

The editor misses Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Les Dawson, Morcambe and Wise and many others. Today’s generation seem to have lost the ability to do standup – as ‘do or die’ one-liners – maybe it’s because monologues are now more in vogue and less likely to get shouted down. Audiences have indeed mellowed – or is it because we’re all supposed to be middle class now?

Come on John – you can do it!

We all want you in our hearts of hearts to try to be more like icon Les and ‘spread your wings a bit’ like Norman!

Batley Variety Club is undergoing a revamp!

The Club Circuit faces an existential threat with clubs now reinventing themselves.

Watching Nigel Farage being wined and dined last night – the author resolves to get out more – perhaps he could help pubs and clubs if elected and not proceed to drink his hosts under the table? That brings to mind another contemporary stand-up comedian Al Murray. Interestingly Al has as his stage persona the jingoistic pub landlord  which happens to be his alter-ego in real life. Al brings a bit of the 70s back with his punchy northern humour which is laudable and in contrast with ‘having the world resolve itself through the bottom of a beer glass’!

Perhaps the adversarial Punch and Judy knock-about days of the ’70s are now well and truly behind us and their ‘industrial strength’ comedy is just too non-PC? In the inimitable words of Benny Hill: “Warlocks!”

 

Nick