Nigel Farage's admiration for Putin and 'concern' for Russian oligarchs exposes his fake patriotism
The former Brexit Party has only shown loyalty to one country in recent years, and it isn't Britain.
Nigel Farage said this week that he is “concerned” about the UK’s sanctions on Russian oligarchs.
He told his GB News viewers that the government had seized their assets “without any form of due process” and without “equity”.
This simply isn’t true.
There has been no serious suggestion that the UK government has broken the law by imposing these sanctions.
And if any Russian oligarch did believe otherwise then they would be perfectly free to challenge the government in court with a judicial review.
In any case, Farage’s sudden interest in “due process” is highly curious, not least because his interest does not seem to extend to the actions of Russia.
On the contrary, ever since Russia launched its illegal invasion of Ukraine, Farage has devoted almost all of his efforts to blaming the West for it.
In the immediate aftermath of the invasion, Farage took to GB News, Fox and other channels to blame Western governments, who he said “did start much of this” by “poking the Russian bear with a stick”.
So what is really going on here? Is Farage genuinely worried about “due process” or does he have some other reason to be “concerned” about what the government is doing to Russian oligarchs?
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