Skip to comments.UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage speaks on gay marriage.
Posted on 01/09/2013 4:28:40 AM PST by expat1000
Video link - 4 minutes or so.
This is how to handle an aggressive and biased interviewer. Politicians that are not fast on their feet don't last long in a parliamentary system.
The reference to a "whopping 14%" in the last elections - that's up from 7% so, in fact, it's a dramatic increase, which could interpreted as 25% of Conservative supporters switching their allegiance to the UKIP.
Nigel Farage attended Dulwich College, which is part of the Eton Group of Colleges. As with other college groups, it sponsors a ferocious and competitive debate society.
In the past few years, it is so popular that they are now sponsoring major debate competitions. Last year, 60 teams from 18 schools competed in the 3rd Dulwich College Debating Competition.
I mention this, because some of these debating competitions are even televised because the speakers are so captivating. Imagine groups of speakers like Farange going toe-to-toe with people just as gifted and practiced with equal forensic ability, not just with ignorant journalists reading nasty and insulting political talking points.
Truthfully, it can be more exciting than Hollywood big budget action movies, and the winner is determined by the audience, who are a tough crowd that do not take kindly to rhetorical tricks or gimmicks.
“The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.”
— Often attributed to the Duke of Wellington, it was actually written by Charles Forbes René de Montalembert. (N.B.: The battle of Waterloo was not fought at Waterloo, but at Mont-Saint-Jean. Wellington preferred the more Anglicized name of nearby Waterloo, so used it instead.)
Then it is marriage in all but a word.
homosexuals can creat legally binding “cohabitation agreements” There is no need for special rights based on a recreational sex fetish.
>>Truthfully, it can be more exciting than Hollywood big budget action movies
I agree with you about brilliant orators and debaters - absolutely. That is not an exaggeration. I will see if I can find videos of those debates when I have some free time. Thank you for that.
In the meantime, on YouTube, Nigel Farage has several very good 5-minute speeches he gave at the European Parliament.
He is clearly a top notch orator, and a blast to listen to.
(redirects to really long YouTube link).
This is one Americans can also appreciate (stocking up on incandescent light bulbs and sugary cereals)