Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Farage & Medvedev: Separated at Birth?

Nigel Farage, Leader of UKIP


President Medvedev


Could they by any chance be related?

33 comments:

Geoff said...

Has anyone seen them in the same room at the same time?

John M Ward said...

They seem to be round the wrong way...but yes, I can see the resemblance.

I suppose the way to tell them apart is that one wants to get out of "foreign" States, and the other likes going in...

Anonymous said...

Medvedev eyes are too close
together, it shows he is not trustworthy!

Farage has properly spaced eyes in comparison!

Anonymous said...

Neither of them is particularly fond of Europe it would appear.

Infoholic UK said...

I can only assume that Farage has annexed Suffolk and Kent without me hearing then ?

FonyBlair said...

John m ward said, "They seem to be round the wrong way...but yes, I can see the resemblance".

Doh! Obviously not a reader of Private Eye.

Good spot Iain.....spooky!

jamesgraham said...

Bloody hell Iain - do try to keep up! :)

Iain Dale said...

I should read your blog more often James!

John M Ward said...

Ah, so (from James Graham's site) "rokhdenoya" means birth. I didn't know that: I know very little Russian and am decidedly rusty nowadays, so that was useful.

Oh, and no, fonyblair -- I don't read Private Eye; but even so I allowed for the possibility of this being a deliberate transposition via the inclusion of the word "seem" in my earlier comment. I hope that covered it.

griff said...

Show pictures of Gordon Brown and President Nixon for a big surprise.

Unsworth said...

Similarity not just physical, then?

Anonymous said...

What about £21K a week "Dangerous Dave" and Blair?

Anonymous said...

Farage is the MAN as I fear Dave is about to find out.

tapestry said...

Medevedev wants to be free of the EU. So does Nigel.

Medvedev might get there first.

He is helping Nigel and his kind, by sending the EU reeling over Georgia. There is no effective response coming from the EU.

Sarkozy flies around the place like a demented spider high on cocaine. In Brussels, meetings are held every ten minutes, but there is never any agreement as to do.

The whole episode has exposed the EU's 'foreign policy' as a sham. It doesn't have one. Germany just wants a steady supply of gas and doesn't mind if Putin occupies any country he desires.

Miliband thinks that the EU should be challenging Putin. Sarkozy will do absolutely anything he can to stop Putin other than send any armed forces into theatre.

It's a total bloody shambles.

The Americans must surely notice that their EU and NATO allies are falling to pieces.

In fact they have, and they've made
a unilateral guarantee to Poland that they will fight there if Putin were ever to threaten Polish territory. That then leaves the question of Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, but never mind.

At least Americans are able to take decisions however flawed they may be. The EU can't even work out whether to tie its shoelaces.

Anonymous said...

Tapestry 8.50 a.m.

I seem to remember that we got into a spot of bother in 1939 -
regarding a "guarantee of Polish Sovereignty"

P.S.

Hasn't the US also guaranteed the sovereignty of the "Baltic States" too ?

Angry of SE1 said...

Careful Iain, Medvedev and Osborne are also look alikes.....

Do you have a picture for comparison?

FonyBlair said...
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Serf said...

They both have a thing about self determination, though I should add that I think Mr Farage actually means it.

FonyBlair said...

John M Ward - you must be a politician hedging your bets like that!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Both are nationalists in their own way.

Farage wants the UK back from the tentacles of the E. Commission; Medvedev is probably signing a Molotov-Ribentropp type pact with Germany, trading gas supplies for territorial 'influence' considerations over a mutual neighbour - and its not Bylo-Russia either.

Sarkozy? Well, he is just playing the old French game of trying to be Napoleon.

History repeats itself yet again.

canvas said...

tom hanks and george osborne are separated at birth.

canvas said...

anne diamond and Caroline Flint are separated at birth...

John mOSS said...

Medvedev's head is too big for his body, when he walks around it looks like he's a puppet, with somebody else pulling his strings.

errr, am I on to something?

anonaLon said...

john m ward: considering your advanced years, have you never read Private Eye?

I did a similar article on my blog a while back and someone made the john ward comment "you've got the names the wrong way round". Is it really that difficult to work out the joke? DOH!!

GOD HELP US ALL...

bighead said...

lollipopitia - when a persons head is too big for their body

other sufferers include Mariella Frostrup

Anonymous said...

dave and Mary poppins were seperated at birth.

Anonymous said...

The Ruskies obviously used Farage as a model for the hand puppet they call Medvedev.

He should try to sue for copyright.

notthatverity said...

speaking of big heads whatever happened to V*****? This blog is a more pleasant and thoughtful place for her absence but since i moved to US I keep worrying she'll pop up on some ranty right wing cable station from mexico.

David Lindsay said...

Thank you. I knew he looked like someone, but I couldn't work out who.

All you Russia-baiters, roll on President Obama, and then you might ever be able to admit that the American Administration of the day was wrong about anything.

When, with full Russian backing, Nagorno-Karabakh declares independence from "Western" (Anglo-American-Israeli) backed, Islamist Azerbaijan, what will you say?

When with full "Western" (Anglo-American-Israeli) backing, Islamist Chechnya declares independence from Russia, what will you say?

And so one could go on.

Terry said...

Putin 4 Obama !!!

Obama can do his talking and say "yes we can" while in the real world Putin/Medvedev annex what they feel appropriate.

Miller 2.0 said...

Medvedez also looks quite like George Osborn, when you see him pulling facial expressions.

tapestry said...

Anon, USA has not guaranteed territorial integrity of The Baltics, only Poland.

Helen said...

Ah, so (from James Graham's site) "rokhdenoya" means birth. I didn't know that: I know very little Russian and am decidedly rusty nowadays, so that was useful.

Errm, not quite. That funny letter after the first o is zh and after the n there ought to be a soft sign and not an o. Otherwise correct.