Nigel Farage Has Yet More Trouble With His Nut(s), though he never seems short of sychophants willing to deal with them, a skill which seems a prerequisite in Ukip!
Greg Lance – Watkins
January has notoriously been a slow news month for Farage, as all who have followed him over the years will have noted!
Minded that Nigel Farage, like all other MEPs, has secure parking designated under the EU Parliament building, which rather damages the credibility of this story!
Parking with full security and camera surveillance in central Brussels, one is forced to wonder why the matter was not immediately reported to the relevant authorities, in a responsible manner – so that any alleged criminal miscreant could be apprehended.
It is also interesting that even the press report points out that if wheel nuts are slackened, driving at speed will rapidly loosen them – the last time it happened to me, when my garage failed to tighten the nuts on the front nearside wheel I had driven some 6 miles at 50 or below when the wheel flew off and the vehicle came to a rapid halt.
Fortunately losing a rear wheel does not effect the steering and when it comes off it is just as if you have dropped anchor as the vehicle rapidly halts as the brake drum/Disk gouges into the tarmac. The vehicle does not ‘fishtail’ leaving the only fishy tales those in print!
The last time the nuts on all 4 wheels were left loose, on a vehicle I picked up from the garage, I was aware of it after about 4 miles and I stopped the vehicle rather than risk losing a wheel or injuring anyone – I blocked the main road out of Inverness to Dingwall for about an hour!
I also note the media quote a Police Officer regarding the fact that it was deliberate loosening on all 4 wheels – is this hearsay or did they contact the officer at the scene and if so why did he not act responsibly and acquit his duty by investigating, what he believed to be a crime!!
The journey from Brussels to the tunnel is approximately 125 miles where the first 85 are in Belgium, before crossing into France – almost all the way it is on high speed motorways, where EU MEPs are exempt from speeding fines!
I believe there is much more to this ‘story’ than meets the eye!
That said may I hasten to add that I can vouch for the fact that neither I nor John West, Jasna Badzak, Nikki Sinclaire, Richard Suchorzewski, David Noakes nor Niall Warry were in either Belgium or France during October!
I expect all those listed at CLICK HERE can provide more than edequate alibis for any date Farage wishes to claim!
Nigel Farage’s car wheels ‘were sabotaged in an assassination attempt’:
Ukip leader lost control of Volvo when wheel fell off on motorway… and police confirm foul play
Ukip leader careered off French road after a wheel on his Volvo came loose
Police told Farage all the vehicle’s wheels had been deliberately unscrewed
He was forced to jump over the road barrier to escape the speeding lorries
Farage has received death threats during his tumultuous time as Ukip head
By GLEN OWEN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
22:00, 2 January 2016
UPDATED: 00:13, 3 January 2016
Nigel Farage fears he has been the victim of an assassination attempt after his car was sabotaged, causing a terrifying motorway crash. The Ukip leader careered off a French road after a wheel on his Volvo came loose while he was driving from Brussels back to his home in Kent. When the police arrived at the scene, they told him that the nuts on all of the wheels had been deliberately unscrewed, The Mail on Sunday has established.
‘Target’: Nigel Farage claims he was the victim of an assassination attempt, after he careered off a French road when a wheel on his Volvo came loose while he was driving back to his home in Kent (pictured)
‘Target’: Nigel Farage claims he was the victim of an assassination attempt, after he careered off a French road when a wheel on his Volvo came loose while he was driving back to his home in Kent (pictured) Mr Farage, who has received death threats during his tumultuous time as leader, last night spoke about the ‘frightening’ incident, which took place near Dunkirk. ‘It was the middle of bloody nowhere, and I was caught in a very bad position,’ he said. ‘There was a huge section of roadworks with cars going back and forth on the same side of the carriageway. I suddenly realised I was losing steering but there was no hard shoulder to pull on to. I slowed down, put the hazards on and then one of the wheels came off. I jumped over the wall as quickly as I bloody well could to get away from lorries and everything.’
When the emergency services arrived, they told a shaken Mr Farage that he had been the victim of a malicious act. ‘The French police looked at it and said that sometimes nuts on one wheel can come a bit loose – but not on all four,’ Mr Farage said. When he was asked who he thought might have been responsible, Mr Farage replied: ‘I haven’t got a clue. Quite frankly, the way my life’s been over the past two-and-a-half years, nothing surprises me.’ Quite frankly, the way my life’s been over the past two-and-a-half years, nothing surprises me. Ukip leader Nigel Farage The crash, which took place in daylight at the end of October, has been kept under wraps by Mr Farage until now. He agreed to talk about it this weekend after being contacted by this newspaper. Mr Farage’s Volvo V70 comes with a single locking nut on each wheel, which should be immune from interference. But if the other four nuts are loosened, then the remaining one is likely to sheer off as soon as the car is travelling at speed. The Ukip leader has been embroiled in a series of poisonous feuds within his party over recent years, both in London and in the European Parliament, where he sits as an MEP. The Parliament splits its operations between the Belgian capital Brussels and the French city of Strasbourg. Mr Farage frequently drives himself to his offices in the parliament buildings from Kent because he says it is the easiest way to juggle his ‘mad’ schedule. For security reasons, Mr Farage would not say where he parks his vehicle in Brussels.
Getaway: Mr Farage was forced to leap over the barrier of the motorway near Dunkirk to escape from speeding lorries, as pictured in this reconstruction
Malicious: The Ukip leader has received previous death threats during his time at the head of the party
Malicious: The Ukip leader has received previous death threats during his time at the head of the party UKIP’s Farage slams Hollande & Merkel in EU Parliament speech >>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3382294/Nigel-Farage-s-car-wheels-sabotaged-assassination-attempt-Ukip-leader-lost-control-Volvo-wheel-fell-motorway-police-confirm-foul-play.html#v-2738344123642393072<< Mr Farage said he had not asked police to pursue the investigation because he didn’t want to ‘make anything of it’. When asked if he had received death threats, Mr Farage said: ‘Of course. It’s not a particularly easy game, this.’ He added: ‘The French police and mechanics looked at it but I have made no formal report in this country. The mechanics were absolutely certain of [foul play] but I have decided to take no further action.’ Mr Farage has endured a torrid time recently, with senior Ukip figures expressing concern that the party is losing momentum in the wake of its disappointing Election result, when it won only Douglas Carswell’s Clacton seat. Last month, Mr Carswell said the party needed a ‘fresh face’ as leader – only to be told to ‘put up or shut up’ by Mr Farage. Last night, Eric Fouard, the prosecutor for Dunkirk, said he was not aware of any investigation into the accident involving Mr Farage.
No wonder he’s considering a TV career move…
The Ukip leader is considering a new career as a television presenter if he leaves politics after the EU referendum.
Mr Farage has been involved in discussions with production companies about fronting a three-part series on military strategy, including a history of the First World War. News of Mr Farage’s talks has been spread with glee by his growing number of critics in the party, who argue that Ukip needs a fresh leader to reinvigorate it. Last night, a spokesman for Mr Farage said that the idea of him fronting programmes had been ‘bubbling away’ since early last year – when the TV companies were first contacted – but no deals had yet been struck. Last night, ex-Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom, who once shared a flat with Mr Farage in Brussels, said he could see why the party leader would be interested in presenting a military history series. Mr Bloom said: ‘We have done military tours together. Nigel is a very good raconteur, “Corporal Snoops manning the machine-gun at the bridge… here’s the spot he won his VC”, that sort of thing.’ A spokesman for Mr Farage said: ‘The TV thing is an idea that has been bubbling away for a while. He’d be bloody good at it – and it was discussed last year. But no deal has been done.’
I note with interest that when I wrote about this ‘story’ I had read no other article or opinion yet made it abundantly clear that I found it implausible – I understand the Dunkirk police have now issued a statement that effectively there was no such incident to investigate.
Remember what happened to Vikki Price and her husband when they colluded to invent a ‘story’ regarding a motoring incident!
May I also remind readers that Nigel Farage ‘Claims’ he was in a contra flow system due to roadworks!
This would have meant that firstly he was driving a right hand drive Volvo V70 therefore at no time was there a need to cross the path of other vehicles as he waz\s driving on the rigjht and would have got out of his vehicle right door ajoining the barrier and merely hopped over it to safety.
Secondly his vehicle would have brought traffic to a complete standstill, until a recovery vehicle could remove the vehicle.
Last time this accident happened to me the front wheel ended up over 100 yards away although I was only travelling at about 40mph. and the vehicle came to a halt in a straight line although it was the front nearside wheel that flew off!
I appreciate after the many years I have followed Nigel Farage’s antics and those of his cult followers that his followers are VERY gullible – Just who would wish to see Nigel Farage dead and what motive would they have to risk issuing a death threat. Of course I appreciate that he and other Ukip MEPs would love to have body guards to gain publicity and elivate their status, but it would be a total waste of public money. It held up traffic near my house on the A48 for almost an hour before it was recovered by ny garage about one mile away!
I know Farage has claimed that he has received death threats but from whom? The EU would most clearly not wish to see him or his little group vanish as without them the EU would have to invent and establish a similar organisation of castratti to prolongue the pretence that the EU permits an opposition and is thus, in some way, democratic.
I am fairly sure that even with some of the nuts and back stabbing fantasists in Ukip, with their lies spin and lack of achievement none would be daft enough to actually contract Farage out and as for Batten’s ‘story’, in his desperation to elevate his insignificance, bouncing bricks and drug dealers chassing him was utterly without credibility – as with so much else he does!
Who for heaven’s sake would go to the lengths of removing Farage, terminally, to gain control of Ukip or the space they fill/waste.
That leaves us with just three options which are more plausible:
Kirsten – but that seems very unlikely as if nothing else he is a good meal ticket, is away a fair amount of the time and has for some years ensured she is well paid in a convenient non job – so let us count that out!
An irate or jealous male who is overly excited by his extra marital activities and other drunken antics – or for that matter a thwarted/scorned suitor.
Finally the only likely example of someone, with perhaps some justification, would be an over zealous patriot, who is well enough informed, to realise just how much harm his prominent presence in the Leave-The-EU campaign is likely to be to the chances of these United Kingdoms leaving the EU!
Though I do not believe that it is anyone in the Leave-The-EU movement.
I really do not believe that Farage is remotely important enough or significant to be a target for any kind of realistic ‘Death Threat’, and as for Batten or any of the other even more insignificant Ukip MEPs to be worthy of such threats that really is too laughable for words!
UKIP ‘Furious’ After Details Of ‘Assassination Attempt’ Against Farage Leaked
UKIP leader Nigel Farage was involved in a crash on a French motorway in October after a wheel on his Volvo estate fell off, the nuts holding it in place having been deliberately loosened.
Details of a potentially fatal car crash involving Mr. Farage became public this weekend after they were leaked to the press. A UKIP insider told Breitbart London Mr. Farage is “furious” at the news of his ordeal entering the public domain, while party officials are angry at Kent police for having failed to offer him protection in line with his high profile status and the number of death threats he receives.
Mr. Farage was driving along a French motorway near Dunkirk while he was returning home from Brussels in October when a wheel came off his car, causing the vehicle to crash. Mr Farage was forced to leap over a safety barrier to avoid oncoming traffic, reports the Daily Mail. He said:
“‘It was the middle of bloody nowhere, and I was caught in a very bad position.
“There was a huge section of roadworks with cars going back and forth on the same side of the carriageway. I suddenly realised I was losing steering but there was no hard shoulder to pull on to. I slowed down, put the hazards on and then one of the wheels came off. I jumped over the wall as quickly as I bloody well could to get away from lorries and everything”.
When emergency services arrived to assist Mr. Farage, he was told by a police officer his wheel nuts had been deliberately unscrewed, suggesting the intention was to kill the UKIP leader by causing him to lose control while at high speed. Mr. Farage remarked that while police officers were used to single wheel nuts working themselves free without being noticed, for all four to do so at the same time was unheard of.
Mr. Farage would not be drawn on a likely culprit: “I haven’t got a clue. Quite frankly, the way my life’s been over the past two-and-a-half years, nothing surprises me”.
The UKIP leader had declined to speak about the incident until he was contacted by the Daily Mail newspaper after they received news of the crash from an unnamed source.
A UKIP source told Breitbart London the core UKIP leadership team who knew about the crash had “kept quiet” and the fact the incident had been leaked did nothing more but “rub salt in the wounds”.
Could Nigel Farage’s fantasy spin all boil down to the fact that he never pays attention to detail and largely discounts facts and thus he completely overlooked this detail:
There is a strong possibility this pertained to Farage’s V70 and shows that this type of acccident is not uncommon – as I have shown I have had this problem, giving two instances of the 3 times it has happened to me; once when ALL the nuts were shown to be loose – accidents do happen hence the word accident and there is absolutely no reason to try to spin them to be assassination attempts, beyond of course delusion and self aggrandisement.
For these and other reasons I incline to the belief that Nigel Farage has spun this ‘story’ beyond plausibility, and the most likely official protection he or Batten are likely to receive are warders!
The ice is very thin around them!
That this fantasy piece was published atall reflects very badly not only on Nigel Farage, making him and his cult followers in Ukip and their obvious gullibility on Twitter look foolish – but also it was clearly utterly irresponsible of the various journalists to publish such palpable and easily checked dross!
If I can smell a rat where were the journalistic skills in the media, particularly when I was able to check my belief and show the ‘story’ just didn’t stand up on multiple counts!
Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
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