The Truth about Goats
School children, wearing protective goggles, were treated to the rare glimpse of Nigel Farage’s face been obscured in tabloid papers by reports of a fraudulent UKIP colleague, Janice Atkinson. The expenses scandal of the MEP for England’s South East covered much The Sun, which would normally be seen across the UK, shining out of Rupert Murdoch posterior.
Once-in-a-generation does someone come along more inappropriate than Mr. Farage. Fortunately Mrs Atkinson’s delightful references to a Thai woman being a ‘ting tong’, have ensured that she gets more column inches than her leader. Cosmologist may need to wait until 2026 for the next great racism and corruption scandal, or at least until ‘Top Gear’ files its tax returns.
Normally, to experience a total ‘Farage eclipse’, the public would need to subscribe to The Guardian, The Independent or Euro-fanzine ‘Angrier Merkel’. The media darkness peaked at 09:35 GMT, with almost no reference to Mr. Farage’s ‘blokey charm’. Although people were warned to stare at The Sun for too long, for fear of getting a ‘nipple in the eye’.
Mr. Farage was magnanimous about his loss of tabloid attention, a spokesman said: ‘Even when Nigel’s out of The Sun, he still casts a massive shadow over the whole of Europe’. However, one school child spoke of her disappointment: ‘I was looking at The Sun all morning and all I saw was a thick, grey mass – or was that the UKIP membership?