Heard in Europe

Nigel Farage’s attempt to step back from his role as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party was today (11 May) soundly rejected by his colleagues. He will carry on, which given his survival of an aeroplane crash during the last election and a nosedive in votes at this one, starts to make him look as industructible as a certain cinema character immortalised by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.”
Farage’s decision to accept it is even more surprising given his own observation within his autobiography – The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything – that: “It is frankly just not credible for me to continue to lead the party without a Westminster seat.”
EU sources told Heard In Europe that comparisons between Farage and Terminator were wide of the mark. “He’s more like one of those African leaders that mysteriously morphs into a president for Life,” said one.

Hastings Banda, Malawi’s former President for Life

Photograph of The Terminator courtesy of MsSaraKelly/Flickr

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