Dear ATW Readers,
Here is the audio of the promised Nigel Farage interview. I must apologise for the delay in posting this but it looks as if the tape stock used to shoot the video may be corrupt, so tragically you will have to settle for audio rather than shots of my beateous countenance instead. The interview audio is hosted here thanks to the technical help of our Alison.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Nigel very much for taking the time for ATW at the very end of an exhausting day, bearing in mind he had flown in from Brussels that afternoon then driven down from Gatwick, made a twenty-minute speech without notes, met and greeted 140 local UKIP members and then sat down to give this interview. Also of special mention is local UKIP man Neil, who was minding his own business in the main hall and suddenly found himself behind the camera filming the party leader, all at his first ever political meeting!
Just to clear any questions on the subject up, I am not currently a member of UKIP, though I have been in the past, running the Parliamentary campaign for Christchurch in 2005 and once being Constituency Chairman for a while. I left UKIP because I felt that the party had frittered away the huge opportunity granted to it by the 2004 European Elections, and because I felt it was rendering itself unelectable due to a refusal to provide a true full range of policies.
There are many people on this site who are fed up to the back teeth with the Tories but don’t trust the BNP, or feel that UKIP are a one-issue Party as I did when I left. So give us your views on what ATW’s first political interviewee has to say to what were almost all your questions (I did add one or two of my own, but after all I’m a reader too :).