Nigel Farage: Europe Has "Blood On Its Hands" Over Ukraine

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"We should hang our heads in shame," UKIP's Nigel Farage blasted during last week's debate with Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg, adding that it was the British government that had encouraged the EU to pursue "imperialist, expansionist" ambitions in Ukraine. Clegg's comments on how the EU had turned "fascist dictatorships" in eastern Europe into democracies were met with derision from Farage who exclaimed, "we’ve given a false series of hopes to a group of people in western Ukraine and so geed up were they that they, actually, toppled their own elected leader."


Via RT,

When the debate touched upon events in Ukraine, Clegg said that he was proud of the EU for reaching out to ex-Communist states in Eastern Europe and former “fascist dictatorships” on the Mediterranean.


Those states only managed to turn into “democracies because they became part of the family of nations within the EU,” Clegg said.


But Farage responded with a completely opposite stance toward the armed coup that ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich in late February.


We should hang our heads in shame,” Farage said, adding that it was the British government that had encouraged the EU to pursue “imperialist, expansionist” ambitions in Ukraine.


"We’ve given a false series of hopes to a group of people in western Ukraine and so geed up were they that they, actually, toppled their own elected leader," he said.


With over 100 people killed during the Maidan standoff in Kiev, the European Union “does have blood on its hands” over Ukraine, Farage said.


“I don’t want a European army, navy, air force or a European foreign policy. It has not been a thing for good in the Ukraine,” he said.

Farage won the debate; but...

The deputy PM accepted defeat as he appeared on LBC’s weekly phone-in Friday morning, but hurried to make up for it by attacking Farage over his remarks on Ukraine.

Clegg said he was “extraordinarily surprised, if not shocked” to hear the claim that the EU was responsible for the bloodshed in Ukraine.

To suggest that somehow it is the EU's fault that the Ukrainian people rose up, as many did on the streets of Kiev, against their government seeking to claim greater democracy, greater freedom, is such a perverse way of looking at things,” he said.

Clegg said the UKIP leader’s words showed “quite how extreme people can be… when their loathing of the EU becomes so all-consuming that they even end up siding with Vladimir Putin in order to make their point.”

Clegg promised that he would raise Ukraine again in his second televised debate with Farage, due to take place next week.

We look forward to Nigel Farage's rebuttal to the status quo vigilantism once again...

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Sabibaby's picture

Some politicians will deny it all they way up until the end, no matter how much of an ass it makes them appear.

Latina Lover's picture

The EU misled the Ukrainian youth into thinking they would be allowed unrestricted visa's to Europe, knowing full well that most European countries do not want them.  Even worse, they are stuck within a country that is being IMF'ed, ensuring far worse living conditions.

Cap Matifou's picture

The genius bureaucrats just forgot to factor in that little variable called Russia.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

See, this is why Clegg's is not only mildly incorrect, but it is fundamentally misleading.  This is not surprising given he entered a debate to logically debate the existance of the quasi-pseudo-nationstate/tradeunion/customs union/whatexactlyisitbutithasembassiesanditsownpropagandaarm, that and the fact he is Nick Clegg, and telling the truth about the EU would be the end of him. 

Those of us who loath the EU with every fiber of their being (I being one of them) don't hate the EU for hating the EU's sake -- but we have reasons why we hate it.  Just like we have reasons why we hate what the United States has turned into, just like we hate the faux-banking system, just like we hate the UN, this religion called "Global Cooling", erm, soooo 1970s, "Global Warming", Climate Change, Central Banking, etc., etc., -- the list goes on. 

We hate them, not because they exist, but they are ideas that require MAJOR societal change to impliment (at major social cost) -- yet the media, our politicians, etc., etc., pass off and skim over these ideas -- that should be debated -- and pass them off as foregone conclusions. 

At work, one of the new videos they released is why XYZ Company is so great (don't get me wrong, I love who and for what company I work for) but part of the dialogue is "den Euro retten" translated into "to rescue the Euro," completely ignoring the fact that maybe it shouldn't be rescued, and perhaps we could make a lot of money if it fell apart.  No matter. "Save the Euro!" "European Unity" "Either we surrender power and sovereignty to Brussels, or, World War III"

I am ranting now, but sum it up to say that Farage doesn't side with Putin just because he hates the Euro and the EU, which is how some LibLabCon think tank told him to spin it before the debate, but because Putin, in this instance is correct.       

Rafferty's picture

My sentiments exactly, if it's any consolation to you.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Wouldn't be the first time.

RadioactiveRant's picture

You're not distinguising between European people and European business. European people don't want any more people competing for their jobs when most of them feel nervous enough as it is. European business, however, would love a new army of slav(es) that will sleep 6 to a room and work 14 hours days 7 days a week for a pittance.

buyingsterling's picture

Nigel Farage: Who are You

UKIP special from BBC4, 52 minutes, brand new

A Nanny Moose's picture

If the opportunity ever arose, it would by my honor to buy Nigel Farage a round of beers.

RadioactiveRant's picture

Son of a stock broker, that became a commodities trader working at Drexel Burnham Lambert until they went tits up in 1986, on to Crédit Lyonnais 'til they nearly collapsed in 1993, joined Refco who filed for bankruptcy in 2003.

For any fans of Only Fools and Horses, Farage is a living, breathing Uncle Albert.

Rafferty's picture

Didn't know that about Farage.  But remember, despite all the disasters Uncle Albert always survived!

frenzic's picture

Wake the fuck up he is a politician no matter the show he puts on he is a politician, don't keep falling for the same shit everytime. Yeah I like the sound coming out of this one too but in the end that's all it will ever be, sound.

Aussie V's picture

He may be a Politician however, he has been a guiding light of truth and direction in a sea of lies and confusion in Europe for the past few years.

He has proven to have balls, honesty, and insight. He may be a Politician but there have been some honest ones over the years who have proven themselves "above the crowd."

How about Panamanian General cum unelected President Torrijos? How about ex Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz? How about Ecuadorian President Jaime Aguilera? Bolivian President Evo Morales? Personally, I'd add Hugo Chavez to that list.

Even if you don't agree with their policies, they have proven to have been honest and some have given their lives for that rare trait.

MrsMerkel's picture

I'm afraid I don't see it.  I used to be a fan of Farage and UKIP, and of course I still enjoy his rants in the European Parliament.


He and his party have demonstrated a complete lack of consistency and principal in their stance towards Scottish independence,  by deriding the Scottish Nationalists as a bunch of racists.  Yet the same desire for self-determination, decentralisation, and local empowerment (apparently!) forms the basis of his own party.

Makes me think he's full of shit and in fact just pandering to peoples fears (in this case of change, foreigners, etc). So yes, just like the other politicians.

Diplodicus Rex's picture

Mrs Merkel

I am Scottish and live in Scotland so I feel qualified to challenge your assertion. Scottish people in general and nationalists in particular are indeed racist (although the use and etymology of the word itself requires further examination). They "hate" the English with a passion. There are various reasons for this, some historical, but for the most part they are a product of jingoistic nationalism which is very damaging for any country. What it means is that Salmond can attract votes simply by flourishing the St Andrews flag so stupid are the populace. He is just as communist and authoritarian as any English government. The root cause of this is that the average IQ in Scotland has fallen rapidly since the cancer of the welfare state overtook us. Gone are the days of the Victorian era when Scotland punched above its weight in the world with its engineerng prowess and entrepreneurship. Now we have a population of entitlement queens who want everything "beacuse they deserve it" and because " the English are bastards".

If UKIP put up candidates in my part of the country they would get my vote. If the party policy is to reduce the size of government I don't care by which means they do it, as long as they do it.

MrsMerkel's picture

Thanks for the response.

I wouldn't disagree with your assertions and am a fellow lover of small government.

My point was more about the intellectual integrity of Farage; irrespective of whether the SNP platform is inherently racist, they are making the same claim for self-determination as he is trying to do for the UK within the EU.

To dismiss the independence movement on the grounds of racism would surely invite the same objection to the UKIP.

dogismycopilot's picture

fuck mate, if your going to deal with politicians, may as well deal with those who are wolves in wolves' clothing.

UKIP rocks

TWSceptic's picture

He's actually a businessman, unlike the career bureaucrats in the EU and US.

disabledvet's picture

Apparently he has business interests in Russia.

Not saying that's a bad thing...just saying. anyone goo a do anything here or what? It ain't like Nigel is saying anything other than "Putie Bitch" time.

What's next...a trip to the White House talking about a great job?
Followed by more talking.
Then more talking .
Then more talking.

RadioactiveRant's picture

A failed businessman; three out of four of his former employers collapsed.

Diplodicus Rex's picture


Have you considered the possibility that he was fighting the banksters from the inside and crashing the businesses of the skimmers?

Rafferty's picture

Probably true, they all seem to get corrupted eventually.   Still, by a mile, (1500 kilometers!) he's the best we've got.

jwoop66's picture

gotta agree with frenzic.   Farage is the shit, no doubt; but don't be so quick to fellate the man.   If he continues to do what he is doing, great.  Keep him there, and keep him strong.   Just ease off on the puppy love for a politician.


If you need to worship something, find Jesus.    Farage is just a man.

Reptil's picture

Does the BBC report on the marches and protests in Spain? In Portugal? No they did not.
The state media like BBC (and NOS in the Netherlands) serve the goal of keeping the citizens UNinformed.
Instead of building bridges of knowledge, they're actually working to keep the citizens in the dark, and divided.
How many spanish are aware that Clegg said their hard fought democracy is a product of the European Union?
An obvious lie, so removed from reality that it gains credibility in the upside down world of european politics.
The spanish themselves built a democracy, departing from the Franco era. Shameful, but not surprising to hear this from a british politician.
Credibility will be lessened once the situation in the Ukraine devolves into chaos. So politically it is now their "strategy" to repeat the fantasy story.

Concluding: The british and spanish politicians are just playing games. NOTHING they say can be trusted. No I don't trust UKIP either.

inky's picture

BBC scum is the british goverments propaganda mouthpiece aimed towards the sheep.constantly telling blatent lies to influence the mindset of the voters.

Also to top it all,the sheep have to actually pay for this! (tv licence) to the bbc so they can listen & watch the lies.

Well either that or get fined £1000 or be thrown in prison.

RadioactiveRant's picture

I hope it doesn't spoil your invective but it was Channel 4 that broadcast Nigel Farage: Who Are you? so it was commercially funded.

Reptil's picture

Channel 4, Cuarto ... they're all at it, it's not just state media.
"Government good, protest bad, and the rest is filling"
Here's Telecinco painting the (mostly very peaceful) #22m protest black.

to nuance this, RTL Netherlands op-ed has a more critical approach to the Ukraine situation (compared to state tv which was decidedly anti-Russia)
but still doesn't name the meddling of the neo-cons or the 5 billion in "democracy-support", nor the damning phone conversations, so it's half truths mixed with propaganda headlines as "Ukraine won't give up" "America and Ukraine working together to curb nuclear armament" and crap like that.

Of course NOTHING about the protests in either Spain, Portugal or Italy.
Can't tell anyone....  people might get ideas that we're all not in such a different situation.

Rafferty's picture

All the stiff uper lip type of Englishmen who made the BBC synonymous with excellence in broadcasting have been replaced.  By Jews at the top and by various coloured minorities at presenter and 'journalist' levels.  That is why it's now a mere mouthpiece for multicultural anti-White PC propaganda.


Mark down another victory for the Long March Through The Institutions.

MonsterBox's picture

Need. War.  If not Syria, then Ukraine.


beaglebog's picture

Meanwhile, NBC reporter says that there is no evidence of Russian military build-up on borders of Ukraine.


He did the unthinkable, he took a look for himself.

bradya's picture

Oh, I like that kind of reporters - "I havent seen anything myself"... :)

Never ever reporter will get a permission to see real war preparation in Russia, unless it is allowed.

Seems like not yet allowed, he will be allowed though couple days after the Russian invasion into Ukraine.

tom a taxpayer's picture

Nigel speaking truth to power.

Berspankme's picture

Did Clegg have Tony Blair's penis in his mouth during the debate or did he wait til after?

Seer's picture

Power KNOWS  what the truth is, and it could give a shit whether anyone speaks it or not (esp AT them).

ebworthen's picture

The U.S. has as much or more blood on their hands; Kerry, Nuland, McCain, etc.

Ignatius's picture

Yes, "swimming in" blood is more apt.

Rakshas's picture

I'm trying to teach my children to think for themselves, though often they end up teaching me in this regard internet kiddies what can you do ? My oldest boy not even 10 yet often asks me about 911 and specifically Building 7 - where are you getting this stuff I ask him - oh me and a few of the kids at school were talking about it; do you know what happened, he asks ....... WTF man how do you answer that?

At any rate it seems the child is intent on learning a truthier form of history than he is being offered by the "educational system" and i fear that in his quest he will learn the painful truth - there has never been a time in modern history when we were not swimming in the blood of anybody who got between us and that which we believed was somehow endowed to us by god.

I bought him a t shirt to think about .......homeland security since 1492

and a box of leg go - poor kids ........ I also taught him how to bury silver bars that may become a useful skill set  in the near future.......

Rafferty's picture

Rakshas, that is the most reassuring, nay inspiring, comment I've read for many a long day.  There's a new-found spring in my step!

Bryan's picture

Aw, I was hoping for a video.  I just love to watch the way he taunts and spanks the opposing side.


Ckierst1's picture

This isn't the first time that this has happened by a stretch.  The west whines for fair elections, gets them and the winner does something they don't like and then they get pissy and depose him.  Haiti is a recurring case in point.

krispkritter's picture

Frankly the 'political class', for the most part, sound like a bunch of self-serving pussies who instigate wars but will not serve, nor send their own to serve, therefore they should be removed from the process altogether.  If a person in a position of power is not willing to put their life and the lives of their own on the line, then they should not be speaking for the persons affected by their decisions.  Put up or shut up.  When the 'you and I-class' work through the day-to-day BS, taxation, regulation, etc. and come out the other side with something to provide for our families, there should not be a separate class of parasites that get to pick and choose 'winners and losers' in everyday existence. Fuck Corzine and his ilk. Fuck Obama and his cronies.  Fuck the EU and their 'equality'.  Most of all, fuck the 'globalists' that pad their pockets on the backs of the working-class, no matter what the country. 

Seer's picture

Once again your party pussy-ness shines through...  Not a single mention of the other side of the coin...

And then one of his spawns became POTUS.

Pairadimes's picture

Here is a link to a video summary of the debate prepared by the Telegraph. For added fun, note the media bias against Farage parroted by the Telegraph journo who narrates the piece, despite the survey results which say that Farage pummeled Clegg in the debate: