I’m quite relieved that Nigel Farage MEP has only one testicle.
... you kind of know that what follows isn't going to be particularly helpful. And so it proved with Camilla Long's article in today's Sunday Times, linked to the publication of Nigel Farage's memoirs, FIGHTING BULL (pub Biteback, £17.99 tomorrow).
She clearly didn't "get" Nigel, and probably set out with the intention of writing a rather spiteful piece. In that, she certainly succeeded. But don't let it put you off his book, which is a great read, whether you support his politics or not.
Buy the book HERE.
UPDATE: Nigel's Press Officer, Gawain Towler, has a bit of background to Camilla Long's interview HERE. This is how it concludes...
I will tell you what is odious. The fact that on Friday, just after Farage had delivered a barnstormer of a speech at the Milton Keynes conference I recieved a phone call. It was Camilla Long,"Look Gawain", she said, "I am really sorry to ask you this but the editors have told me to",You want odious? I would suggest even asking that question is pretty bloody impertinent and cheap, and I told her so, but she persisted. So I agreed to ask, but told her not to expect a particularly forthcoming answer.
"What's that?" I said,
"They want me to ask which one of his balls was removed after his cancer".
When I asked Farage, he was, unusually for him somewhat put out, but after saying that he though it a cheap shot he then he recovered his normal poise,
"Tell her if she is so bloody interested that she can come over and check herself".
So I called her back and told her, both that he felt is tawdry, but if she must then that is his coment.
Or as she puts it.....two days later when I call his press officer to confirm which testicle he had removed. Farage has just given his party conference speech and is in high spirits. “Tell her to come and find out, ha-ha-ha!” he shouts over the din.So do tell me, who is vile and odious?
What a piece of work.