Nigel Farage – the only politician who dares say what we're thinking

“When we believe something – we don’t go ‘are you thinking what we’re thinking’. We say it out loud.”

I like this line from Nigel Farage’s UKIP conference address. My Spectator colleague Fraser Nelson thinks the speech was a bit of a let down – which was maybe inevitable given that Farage has had to clip his own wings recently in order to pay more attention to party organisation and party discipline. But for me there was more than enough red meat in it to convince me that UKIP is staying truer to its brand than any of the three other mainstream parties are to theirs.

That paragraph about the Romanian crime wave, for example. You’d never hear Cameron, or Clegg or Miliband getting as near-the-knuckle as this, would you?
London is already experiencing a Romanian crime wave. There have been…

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