Nigel Farage Slams Boris Johnson on National TV
Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson have had their fair share of clashes over the years, and their feud recently spilled over onto national television. During his appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Farage didn't hold back, dubbing Johnson "shambolic" and calling him one of the most disorganized people he's ever met. He even went on to say that Johnson is only entertaining in small doses.
Clash Over "Not My" Poster Campaign
One of their biggest blow ups was over a controversial poster campaign related to Brexit. Farage clashed with TV presenter Fred Sirieix, who criticized him for demonizing migrants. The poster in question showed a queue of mostly non-white migrants and refugees with the slogan "Breaking point: the EU has failed us all." Johnson distanced himself from Farage after the poster was released, saying it was "not our campaign" and that he is pro-immigration and pro-immigrants.
Farage's Election Pact "Regret"
In 2017, Farage made a deal with Johnson that helped the Conservatives secure a clear run in the 2019 election. However, Farage has since expressed regret over this decision, calling it a failure. He accused the Conservatives of not delivering Brexit and criticized Chancellor Rishi Sunak for suggesting that the UK should stick close to single market rules.
Johnson Questions Farage's Relationship with the Truth
In the beginning of 2023, Farage questioned Johnson's "relationship with the truth" regarding the war in Ukraine. Johnson responded by suggesting that Farage might be speaking for the Kremlin, calling out their reputation for not telling the truth about the situation in Ukraine.
Johnson Slams Farage for Immigrant Comment
In 2014, Farage tried to blame immigrants for being late to a meeting due to traffic delays. Johnson criticized Farage's excuse, calling it "feeble" and one of the "poorest" he had ever heard. Johnson compared xenophobia to sewage, stating that it is a natural part of the human condition that needs to be managed and disposed of.
These clashes between Farage and Johnson highlight the tensions and disagreements that have existed between the two prominent political figures. Whether it's their views on immigration, Brexit, or their personal opinions of each other, it's clear that their relationship has been far from harmonious.