Brexit Update: Deal or No Deal?

Published on
September 27th, 2019
Duration
33 minutes

Brexit Update: Deal or No Deal?

The Larry McDonald Series ·
Featuring Nigel Farage

Published on: September 27th, 2019 • Duration: 33 minutes

Nigel Farage, member of European Parliament, joins Larry McDonald of The Bear Traps Report to articulate the latest details on Brexit negotiations. Find out which upcoming events are most important through Farage’s eyes. Farage and McDonald also wax poetic on the future of central banking & MMT in Europe. Filmed on September 19, 2019 in London. Find more information about Larry McDonald’s work at http://www.thebeartrapsreport.com.

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  • WM
    Will M.
    4 October 2019 @ 19:30
    He was spot on with Theresa May. She tried to have a nice orderly balanced friendly leave agreement. Unfortunately the European bureaucrats never were going to play ball. They were never interested in a deal, they were only interested in negating the deal, lest other European nation get a similar thought. He was also right about Boris, his mistakes and his likely approach in the next few weeks to cling on to power. His comments on the value of the UK to the EU, vs the value of the EU to the UK is spot on. Margret Thatcher would have seen through this immediately. Looking at the comments below I just can't see why some thought this was a poor interview? The thumbs up vs thumbs down certainly don't reflect either a poor interview nor a view that Farage is a simpleton (or a clown as one commentator said). I find Nigel entertaining, occasionally a little disingenuous and occasionally a blowhard, but I agree with about 75% of what he says as against disagreeing with what Jeremy Corbyn says 95% of the time. Its all about balance and where you stand between 0 to 100% on what any politician says.
  • MB
    Matt B.
    4 October 2019 @ 14:03
    Is RealVision becoming a financial Infowars? Bannon then repeat appearances by Farage? If RV doesn't intend to take sides on Brexit, it's giving every appearance of taking one. In any case, Farage apparently isn't the titan of finance he proclaims: he was a broker, and not (according to the FT) a particularly successful one. If you're going to give him false equivalence with (say) Rogers, Druckenmiller and all the other luminaries of finance on RV - at least balance him out with any of the big economic brains on the other side of the argument. Whether or not terrestrial broadcasting impartiality rules apply, I think RV should make an effort to present both sides of the Brexit debate - as well as balance out political and economic schools of thought.
    • JJ
      JJ J.
      8 October 2019 @ 01:35
      Didn't realise there were so many conservatives on RV.... they must know their audience well given the airtime given here.... but it's true, where is the alternative view? A proper debate would be good as a person receiving softball questions where they can just blow smoke serves no purpose to anyone.
  • dp
    david p.
    2 October 2019 @ 03:33
    END the Fed! We don't need them
  • RK
    Robert K.
    1 October 2019 @ 12:19
    I love this man. One of the very with a spinal cord - very rare in politics.
  • JJ
    JJ J.
    30 September 2019 @ 11:53
    What a tool this guy is... and he still has no plan.... also anyone notice him drop in last min that, yeh it will be a disaster for 18mths-2yrs till they sort everything out.... why not just deliver a huge shit sandwich to everyone. Also I don’t buy the bs that there can’t be another referendum, firstly no one knew what’s leave meant... the movement was just run on fear based rhetoric with a false promise they will take you back to the old days which have now passed. Secondly, look at the age distribution of voters, all the old people (who will die first) voted leave, while the younger generation wanted to remain, so in effect the old baby boomers are just messing things up for the current and future generations. Bojo is done as PM, how can someone lose a vote to his own party and remain a credible leader?
    • AG
      Andre G.
      1 October 2019 @ 07:50
      Just because the vote did not go your way, clearly everyone else must have been uninformed or stupid. "no one knew what’s leave meant", "back to the old days which have now passed". Clearly you have got some statistics to back up your claim that it is "mostly old people voting to leave" since you obviously would not just spew out random keys on the internet. My observations from talking to people are that it is indeed a lot of old people who don't like change and want things to remain as they are.
    • MT
      Mike T.
      1 October 2019 @ 15:27
      JJ J. very disappointing to see you taking a shot at the Boomers (folks in their sixties/seventies? ) well mate sorry to add to your worries and frustrations but small anecdote for you. Now small sample size but fyi I'm a regular visitor to a care home with 40 residents, where there are 8 people over 100years old and 6 of these inspirational folks are fully switched on, mobile, enjoying life, one gentlemen even plays 4 holes of golf twice per week with two other guys in their 90's, driving themselves to the course. My point? We all have to try harder to understand the views of other, if intolerance builds we're all doomed. so JJ J. I'd like to invite you to write a few more words if you can, no need for a narrative, certainly no need for a rant, bullet points will suffice. Perhaps list a few specific opportunities the 'young' will lose if/when Brexit goes ahead, and most important then list the potential impact/affect on young lives of the lost of opportunities and how long you believe this will impact.
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 18:28
      JJJ The venom in your words are symptomatic of todays political dialogue. Please save that for your tweets or the various internet message boards....
    • JJ
      JJ J.
      8 October 2019 @ 01:33
      Stating facts and truth is sometimes hard to hear. There's nothing personal against Nige, from what I hear he is a nice person. But to take such actions based on fear and even worse, without a plan or an outline on what the alternative is just because you're an ideolog, is just foolish. And yes there are a lot of old people who don't like change, but change is the only thing that is consistent in this world, so to disregard the younger people is itself a selfish act. Also it's great that people are living longer, and hopefully this continues, but boomers effectively had a free run and are still failing to take responsibility for their actions on so many fronts... do any need to be named? Opportunities young people will lose there are many and not just for young people. Perhaps you could look them up and report back? Along with what benefits are made by leaving? Some I can think of are - work opportunities - cheap flights through a single aviation market - study opportunities To name a few.
  • MB
    Michael B.
    30 September 2019 @ 11:19
    I find Nigel a refreshing person especially going up against the arrogance in the EU parliament. If you listen to some of his YouTube segments in the EU parliament you begin to see why he has his current opinions on Brexit.
  • JL
    James L.
    30 September 2019 @ 11:19
    give these marxist sh*bags the boot nigel, do it
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 18:31
      James, they are not all marxists although I suspect a few are solidly left wing or just social liberals. Would be better if you tried to understand their point of view rather than bad mouthing them....
  • JK
    Jozsef K.
    30 September 2019 @ 02:33
    Quite depressing experience!
  • PN
    Philip N.
    30 September 2019 @ 00:17
    I'm late to this party but I am wondering if even a Corbyn caretaker government would negatively impact the pound and the economy.
    • DS
      David S.
      30 September 2019 @ 01:11
      Ye. DLS
    • DS
      David S.
      30 September 2019 @ 01:11
      Sorry, Yes. DLS
    • KJ
      Keith J.
      30 September 2019 @ 06:56
      It would immediately fall to below parity with the dollar.
    • MB
      Michael B.
      30 September 2019 @ 11:17
      If you look at what the Labour party did to UK in the 70s and the virtually communist policies of Corbyn I think this would be a disaster
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 18:36
      Having become politically aware in the early 70's the UK's slide almost into union dominated government and political strikes every few weeks, there is little doubt in my mind that a Corbyn government would bring chaos to the UK, its business, anybody with 6 figures in a bank, anybody with a 6 figure pension. However many younger voters are likely to fall for the bankrupt ideas of the labour party left and vote for Jeremy. Pound would almost certainly tank another 20%. A balance of payment crisis and a government debt crisis would be almost certainly the result.
  • KJ
    Keith J.
    29 September 2019 @ 19:59
    Paul Staines (Guido Fawkes) would make for a good RV interview.
  • LL
    Lo L.
    29 September 2019 @ 19:50
    People were manipulated into the Brexit vote which is proven. No rational mind can request a hard Brexit after the results of the negotiation and the probable outcome are on the table. Britain is just unimportant on the world stage without the whole European market behind them.. Said to see them leave and vote for a model where they are still sitting in the boat but no word on the direction..
    • RM
      Robert M.
      29 September 2019 @ 22:33
      Complete puff piece.
    • DS
      David S.
      30 September 2019 @ 01:24
      Brussels is only for Brussels. Brexit will be good for the UK. It is the separation that is difficult. Brussels just wants to be as much of a bastard as possible to show other countries how difficult it would be to leave. Their jobs depend on milking the system and keeping the Euro and the EEC together regardless of the harm caused to anyone. DLS
    • BD
      Bryan D.
      30 September 2019 @ 08:25
      Agreed DLS. Europes biggest fear is that the UK leaving is successful and maps out a path for others, even at some stage one within the common currency to give it a try.
  • JS
    John S.
    29 September 2019 @ 16:20
    Nigel Farage is (now that state control has become mainstream) a modern day radical. In fact he seems like a classic liberal who believes liberty engenders superior results. No doubt...history is on his side.
    • TB
      Thomas B.
      30 September 2019 @ 02:32
      agree
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 18:38
      broadly agree
  • SB
    Stewart B.
    29 September 2019 @ 16:06
    The British people were told, by their Prime Minister, in no uncertain terms that the Brexit Referendum was a once in a generation vote. They were told there would be no half-in-half-out outcomes. They were told it wouldn't be up to the MPs to decide. But now what? I'm disgusted by how this can still be happening. Democracy isn't perfect but where it excels is removing systems of government that have become self-serving, corrupt, power-hungry or out of touch. For any of you who understand what 'insider trading' is you'll know that if convicted, you'll receive a sentence similar to say armed robbery (6m to 5y). So, how on Earth can anyone justify Josep Borrell, who was found guilty of insider trading (in addition to many other scandals) last year, be promoted to the third most senior position within the EU this year. Does no one else care about this? For the American audience, it may help to understand how we feel by asking yourself how Americans would feel if a bunch of bureaucrats in Brussels dictated to Americans where they could mine, fish, farm, what time zones they must have, how much subsidies and tariffs must be applied, how much sales tax they could apply etc. I don't mean to be condescending but realise things always look different from the outside. Would Americans want this? Apologies for the rant. Thank you.
    • JS
      John S.
      29 September 2019 @ 16:24
      Well said.
    • IO
      Igor O.
      1 October 2019 @ 06:59
      Waiting to see HK action in London. Will report back when I see it. Just do it!
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 18:43
      Not a rant, well said. My view as an expat from the UK in the US is that people were given the chance to vote and many chose not to do so. The problem was in giving them the vote in the first place because a hung vote on such a critical issue was always going to cause chaos. There is no putting the genie back in the bottle now. Europe is not interested in a negotiated settlement they simple want the UK to be weakened and bowed and come crawling back. If Remainers think that another referendum, which may well see the result narrowly turned around, is going to solve the divide they are sadly mistaken. I fear violence and discord is in the UK's future, especially during any election in 2020.
  • SD
    Sebastien D.
    29 September 2019 @ 16:01
    It seems that there are a lot of Farage fans on RV. On my part I don't welcome pro politicians here. It think it is not his first appearance on RV and that troubles me. Please look for good economist and investors instead.
    • EN
      Eric N.
      29 September 2019 @ 20:16
      If by pro politician you mean professional politician, I don't think I agree. They usually don't try to remove their own seats. He does have an articulated market perspective due to his background however. Whether you like him or not, his involvement on market moving events and perspective make his opinions relevant to market participants, and therefore for RV.
    • SD
      Sebastien D.
      30 September 2019 @ 12:33
      Bearvision TV Punks!
  • MT
    Mike T.
    29 September 2019 @ 15:52
    I'm a UK resident. I find it somewhat depressing to observe the proclivity of many resorting to the use of dismissive lazy one liners and often with insulting language. It's obvious from a few hundred people here on RV that many find it difficult to be tolerant of views other than their own. I might have hoped that a forum like this might have represented a snap shot of intelligent debate superior to what we find on various Twitter feeds. Nigel Farage has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for over twenty years, but imagine how frustrating in the extreme being an MEP must be when you find out The European Parliament, where the elected representatives sit, are not able to propose, initiate, block or repeal legislation. Legislation is the domain of EU Commission, ratification the domain of Council of the European Union, both bodies comprised exclusively of un-elected representatives. If I'm wrong on the above, please don't simply reply with a one word insult, take the time to point out where the European Treaties states I'm wrong. I'm of the view that remaining in the EU is economically persuasive, but I also hold the view the result of the 2016 referenda must be respected and Oct 31st leaving date must be allowed to play out, with or without a deal. As said previously I find the argument to stay in the EU persuasive, but I also find the idea of taking 'no-deal' off the table ridiculous, so ridiculous I believe the proponents, on the balance of probability, have an ulterior motive. Imagine a Trade Union starting negotiations with an employer, saying up front you can do anything you like to us but we won't walk away and strike.
    • MB
      Matt B.
      4 October 2019 @ 14:06
      Equally, saying "if you don't give me what I want, I'll kill myself" isn't a particularly convincing negotiating stance...!
  • TR
    Thomas R.
    29 September 2019 @ 13:36
    Why is Real Vision showcasing this clown?
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 18:48
      ...because whether you like it or not Thomas he is not a clown. At least either that or the majority of MPs are clowns. If thats the case perhaps you might care to run for office to do better. You get what you vote for and in a universal democracy (where even those who nether understand what nor research who they are voting for) the majority get their way. In the UK thats a first past the post with a majority forming capability. Nigel appeals to huge numbers of people in the UK, just as (the clown?) Corbyn.
  • GN
    Gary N.
    29 September 2019 @ 11:00
    This is a bullshit advert!
  • SS
    Sam S.
    28 September 2019 @ 22:35
    The British People Voted to Leave. Viva Brexit!
    • TC
      Thomas C.
      29 September 2019 @ 09:56
      Well then just leave
    • TM
      The-First-James M.
      29 September 2019 @ 15:05
      Thomas C not so easy when the vast majority of our political establishment refuse to respect the referendum result.
  • CQ
    Colin Q.
    28 September 2019 @ 20:34
    Just reading through the comments, i’d suggest RV has a bit of crisis of editorial on its hands. How can your aim to be to democratize financial information , yet at the same time punt someone like Farage. His “finance career” should be ripped to shreds on RV.
  • CQ
    Colin Q.
    28 September 2019 @ 20:29
    An absolute joke to have this guy on again. Only today he’s being investigated for saying they will “take the knife” to civil servants. He’s never won a seat in a UK election. Roundly thrashed at the ballot box. Yet, his rhetoric is continually promoted. I’m all for alternative voices, but where are the alternative voices on the left? Women? RV is turning into exactly what it purports not not be. A clique and echo chamber.
    • KC
      Kenneth C.
      28 September 2019 @ 20:52
      and yet Brexit is attributed to Nigel Farage. Yes, why would you ever interview him on the subject. Does anyone have Theresa May's number?
  • JB
    Jim B.
    28 September 2019 @ 17:55
    Just to put in another "vote" for RTV to continue its commitment to openness and objectivity. Farage is controversial but he has an influential point of view that I want to know about. I can decide for myself how to evaluate his politics.
  • MF
    Maryam F.
    28 September 2019 @ 16:28
    It’s very easy to jump on the virtue signalling bandwagon and downrate this interview just because it gives Nigel Farage the chance to voice his ideas and thoughts on Brexit, a move which he has campaigned on for decades and has been central in. But he is one of the few politicians who does understand the market better than most and also knows a thing or two about Europe. This man has been blocked by MSM for years and made a punch bag by them, that’s a very easy thing to do and a very easy thing to join in, like a bully getting everyone to join in beating someone up. Whatever anyone’s opinion of him, he first deserves a space to be heard and then you can form your own opinion. I appreciate that gesture by RV, I did enjoy some of the insights from Mr Farage on possible political tactics by Boris going forward. The interviewer may not have been challenging, but that I think that is Mr McDonald’s friendly style and quite a good approach to have knowing that Farage is constantly challenged and shut down, he gave him a rare chance to expound. From this interview, I have gathered that Mr Farage now seems to have a more detached approach to Brexit, despite being the Godfather of it, but that actually may be a good thing in politics.
    • DS
      David S.
      28 September 2019 @ 20:31
      Mr. Farage promotes the we vs. they. He enjoys being banned in "Boston." It is how he builds a loyal following. DLS
  • NR
    Nelson R.
    28 September 2019 @ 15:30
    "Should the central banks be independent of the government or act as a arm of the government?" The answer to that question can be found in the streets of Venezuela.
    • DS
      David S.
      28 September 2019 @ 20:34
      I agree, but partial independence is all we can hope for. DLS
  • RL
    Ralph L.
    28 September 2019 @ 14:55
    Not sure you want this on your site while the interviewee is under police investigation for inciting violence?
  • DP
    David P.
    28 September 2019 @ 12:21
    I do not understand why people are being upset about this interview.
    • PJ
      Peter J.
      28 September 2019 @ 12:58
      I have no problem with the interview per se. I have been watching Farage for years perform in the EU Parliament and often found that as well as entertaining I have agreed with some of his specifics. I don’t agree with him overall, on balance I believe we should stay in the EU. What I don’t want to see on RVTV is a bias I can get for nothing by reading the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph (Brexit) or the Guardian (Remain). To date we are not getting a balanced coverage.
    • DP
      David P.
      29 September 2019 @ 00:04
      Sure but why being upset about it? Of course the coverage is not balanced. This is a financial channel by and mostly for american hedge fund managers and you will not get Thomas Piketty or Bernie Sanders interviewed here. Always get information from multiple sources, no one is fully objective and unbiased.
  • PJ
    Peter J.
    28 September 2019 @ 11:49
    Farage two interviews in 2019 Liam Fox interviewed in 2016 Two heavyweight Hard Brexit politicians One Remainer voiced political perspective from Dr. Irene Finel-Honigman in 2019 If RVTV is to maintain it’s claim on political neutrality and non bias then it has to do a lot better IMHO. With all due respect to the Dr. I had never heard of her prior to her interview. For me a balance is when we see someone of the stature of Michael Heseltine or Kenneth Clarke or god forbid Tony Blair presenting the Remain argument or at the very minimum a moderated approach to leaving the EU. As far as I am concerned RVTV is faring badly in achieving any sort of political balance on this subject currently.
    • ML
      M L.
      28 September 2019 @ 12:40
      Hi Peter, I completely agree. No real heavy-weights being interviewed to present the Remain case. Farage stirs up a storm, then runs off into the sunset to let others sort out the mess because he wants to be the hero. However, the tide is turning on the hard-right Leave camps and as the economy slows and the wheels keep coming off their respective go-karts, people will see them for what they really are - phoney ideologues and career politicians who would stand zero chance of garnering even one vote in pre-Brexit times.
    • MS
      Michael S.
      28 September 2019 @ 15:20
      Peter: You forgot Steve "let them call you racist" Bannon, who's an EveryWhiteCountryexiter. Oh wait, I forgot -- I guess he was here mostly to tout Kyle Bass' China trading position.
    • EN
      Eric N.
      28 September 2019 @ 18:55
      I would find it incredibly unfortunate for RV to care about such trivial matters such as an even number of opposing sides.
    • TN
      Tyler N. | Real Vision
      28 September 2019 @ 19:20
      Hey Peter- Your comment is noted and we want to make sure RV remains an objective & unbiased source for financial news. We'll definitely seek to have more balance going forward and will try to get some of of people you mentioned.
    • SS
      Sam S.
      28 September 2019 @ 22:32
      The British People Voted For Brexit! Does their vote count or not? Socialism & Marxism is dying and in turmoil around the globe. Go Brexit. I want my vote to mean something.
    • CH
      Chris H.
      28 September 2019 @ 23:35
      This is not a political debate show so Clarke or Hammond or Heseltine wouldn't add any insight. However this interview was a missed opportunity to ask Farage difficult questions about what he would do in various scenarios that would have real consequences for investors. if there was no electoral pact with the conservatives what would be do? If a deal happened before the election would the pact be off? etc. Finally they should interview John McDonnell (UK shadow chancellor) or someone from the Labour party about their plans as any remain scenario (which is possible) would involve a Labour government (probably in coalition) and have real consequences for anyone invested in the UK
    • SP
      Sat P.
      29 September 2019 @ 09:49
      Sites like RV have a market from customers like us precisely because the mainstream media is flooded with the left-wing socialist narrative that you seek. If you want that kind of content you can get it for free on MSNBC, BusinessWeek, CNN, Forbes. The choice of options you have to get these remain opinions and views is unlimited. RV itself only exists because the mainstream doesn’t cover important and opposing points of view that are covered in thousands of articles daily by the establishment.
    • DS
      David S.
      29 September 2019 @ 13:58
      Mr. Farage is no heavyweight. DLS
    • GH
      Gregory H.
      29 September 2019 @ 14:21
      You can get more than enough of the mainstream opinion from every traditional source.
  • AM
    Artur M.
    28 September 2019 @ 11:46
    Thanks, both interesting and inspiring.
  • DS
    David S.
    28 September 2019 @ 11:03
    Because you advocate a controversy or are at the center of a controversy does not mean that you have a better understanding of it or possible outcomes.
  • TC
    Thomas C.
    28 September 2019 @ 10:18
    Poor interview. Interviewer produced no credible questions and seemed to be licking up to Farage. Interviewer has little knowledge of topic and is also annoying to listen to
    • DP
      Daniel P.
      28 September 2019 @ 13:11
      "to lick up to" (phrasal verb): to simultaneously 1) suck up to, 2) lick the arse of, 3) lap up one's drivel antonym: "to shit down on"
    • EN
      Eric N.
      28 September 2019 @ 18:58
      Maybe RV should increase its price point to decrease foul language.
  • SM
    Stephen M.
    28 September 2019 @ 08:47
    To be honest I probably will skip this one, as he does talk horse shit and is a professional liar. More concerning is that I recently took out a single years subscription on the tag line of honesty, transparency and genuine truth about this world, and it feels merely as one individual that you are beginning down a path of click baiting. I hope this is not the case I you take a look at yourselves and be honest about why you started, because some of your content has been superb and genuinely almost works of brilliance. Yet interspersed with absolute shite. I am going to presume unless addressed personally that your reasoning will be because you want to give a reflective view of the financial world, highlighting that there are many bell ends in it as well as genuine good people. Lets us hope that if that is the case you keep that reflection in parity. Sensation sells, quality educates. Which way will you go?
    • SP
      Sat P.
      29 September 2019 @ 09:55
      There are plenty of sites out there for you: FT, BusinessWeek, The Times, WSJ. Go hang out with your comrades there and you can save yourself from the “concern” of spending $180 per year.
  • KE
    Kathryn E.
    28 September 2019 @ 08:03
    Great to have him back. I don't know why people expected a critical interview when Larry makes money by befriending politicians. Of course this interview is half a sales pitch for the Brexit party. The important thing is to understand how Nigel's mind work and his thirst of power could mean for UK and Europe. Just imagine how important for your macro view, P&L, etc would have been a similar interview with Trump prior to the election. Keep it up RV
  • TS
    Taranvir S.
    28 September 2019 @ 05:46
    Please watch this if you are listening to this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht40yrt3VrY&t=2s (The Big Brexit Short) And then re-think about what he is saying in this interview
    • CH
      Chris H.
      29 September 2019 @ 00:36
      A very tenuous argument motivated by political bias. if you study Farage, you realize that he likes to overplay his role and influence claiming credit for Trump, Brexit etc. He had a big role up to the referendum but was overshadowed in the actual campaign. His concession was almost certainly a damage limitation excercise and attempt to suggest he was in control of the narrative rather than some shadowy plot to influence Forex markets. Exit polls have been notoriously wrong in recent UK elections, I'm not sure if want to trade on them. Finally you have to understand just how contentious Brexit is in the UK, there is an entire class of metropolitan left leaning journalists who would love to present brexit as some vast conspiracy of hedge fund managers but there was nothing here except heresay and smears. did the survation poll predict a leave win? what was its margin of error? Was there substantial trading after his concession? did Farage profit in any way from the concession? left wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories!
  • JB
    James B.
    28 September 2019 @ 05:39
    What a clueless plonker Larry McDonald is! And what a missed opportunity to hold Mr Farage's feet to the fire. This is Real Vision, not some pro-Brexit rag. Farage commences the the conversation by saying "Brexit is about political independence." Nonsense. It's mostly about tax at this point. Where's the pushback from McDonald to such obvious political posturing and soundbites?
    • LH
      Louis H.
      28 September 2019 @ 06:10
      No need to be condescending.
    • MS
      Michael S.
      28 September 2019 @ 15:07
      McDonald seems to be here in particular to sponsor the angry white guy motif, and in every one of his interviews I've seen, he's in over his head, even on that score.
  • JK
    Jay K.
    28 September 2019 @ 01:27
    October is going to be interesting. I'm still bearish on the pound.
  • DM
    Damien M.
    28 September 2019 @ 00:08
    -I would much preferred you asked him why the Brexit Party is funded almost entirely with donations in foreign currency under exactly the £500 threshold which would require a declaration of where they came from. -I would have much preferred if you had asked him whats going to replace all the front office, back office, technology, auditing and associated professions that are going to leave London as soon as the EU prohibits clear and settlement of derivatives to happen here. And passporting. And mutual recognition of regulated persons. Maybe even DTTs. -I would have preferred if you had asked him how the UK plans to refine oil once it becomes unprofitable for companies to do so in the UK because of the tariffs which would immediately be imposed to import. -I would have preferred you asked him how a Singapore style economy will work on and island of 70m in a larger market of 380m vs 5m in 1.5bn. Would he plan on 90% government owned house like in Singapore? And most of all I would asked him had he ever visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy... https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/23/when-nigel-farage-met-julian-assange
    • sm
      sam m.
      28 September 2019 @ 03:51
      I thought he explained quite clearly that the reason people voted to leave is to get back their sovereignty. So most of your questions are pointless - people are willing to accept some uncertainty and changes in the competitiveness of different industries.
    • DS
      David S.
      28 September 2019 @ 11:13
      Overall sovereignty is certainly an issue to some voters, but immigration seemed to be the major explanation after the vote. DLS
    • TM
      The-First-James M.
      28 September 2019 @ 11:33
      Speaking as a Brit who voted leave and is fed up to the back teeth with the British Establishments continued efforts to disrespect and renege on a legitimate democratic outcome, I couldn't personally give a rats conkers how the Brexit Party is funded. I do, however agree that funding of any political organisation should be transparent. However, I usually find it doesn't hurt to take the opposite side of the argument to Gordon Brown: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/electoral-commission-launches-review-into-brexit-party-funding-a4146911.html "I would have much preferred if you had asked him whats going to replace all the front office, back office, technology, auditing and associated professions that are going to leave London as soon as the EU prohibits clear and settlement of derivatives to happen here. And passporting. And mutual recognition of regulated persons. Maybe even DTTs" Yeah right. That's been a threat from the day of the referendum result, yet still hasn't happened. I wonder why not? Could it be the logistical challenges and lack of the same scale of financial infrastructure in cities such as Frankfurt and Paris. I'd encourage you to read the following: https://capitalistexploits.at/brexit-just-wrong/ Regarding your comments on oil tarrifs, we don't import any oil from EU Members. We do import a lot from Norway, who may be placed under pressure by Brussels to introduce tarrifs, but would they follow through on this? I suspect we're not one of their smaller customers... https://www.statista.com/statistics/381963/crude-oil-and-natural-gas-import-origin-countries-to-united-kingdom-uk/
  • GR
    Grant R.
    27 September 2019 @ 21:47
    More than one week late!
  • LA
    Liping A.
    27 September 2019 @ 21:10
    Are we paying to get a political propaganda here ???
    • DS
      David S.
      27 September 2019 @ 23:54
      Politics move markets. DLS
  • ls
    lucas s.
    27 September 2019 @ 20:16
    Nigel is always a great interview, enjoyed it. I would just like to point out, that I totally understand that the people on the Real Vision shows that aren't part of the staff, have to have incentive to come on... but perhaps allowing one plug is enough? Its a little off putting when the interviewer mentions his shop like 3-5x in an interview, I mean, we are paying subscribers.
  • AC
    Andrew C.
    27 September 2019 @ 19:49
    Always interesting to hear Farage’s commentary on UK / European affairs... clearly a clever bunny and one of the more colourful characters in modern European politics... interviewer clearly didn’t have a baldy though and was in over his head on this topic.... a missed opportunity to have Farage robustly interviewed by Roger / Grant / Raoul etc...
  • NG
    Nicholas G.
    27 September 2019 @ 18:49
    Thank heavens Nigel is used to being interviewed by people who have no idea!
  • RS
    Robert S.
    27 September 2019 @ 18:41
    Just a real lack of critical analysis from interviewer. Explain to me the advantages of leaving EU again.? To become US poodle. What a busted flush this character is . Sir Oswald Mosley reborn . UK now really dependant on Chinese see how well that goes down .Lot of these Brits lost in the mists of time drowning in nostalgia never got over their loss of standing in the world.
    • JL
      J L.
      27 September 2019 @ 22:28
      Second that, the UK is an empire in bad decline, which most foreign commentators have little clue about. I moved here from Spain and we know a thing or two about decline, but the lack of productivity is astonishing in the UK to the point it is a common subject of conversation even among South Europeans (we have much worse bureaucracy but at least if you don't work you actually get fired). On the bright side it's a fairly homogeneus country with a long history of remaining united and keeping together in tough times, I'd personally rather live here than in most of Europe if I was forced to choose.
  • SP
    Sat P.
    27 September 2019 @ 18:34
    Nigel was full of great insights as usual. The interviewer not only didn't add any value (in my personal opinion) but pointlessly interrupted Nigel many times with while he was making important points
  • TE
    Tito E.
    27 September 2019 @ 18:18
    Corbyn does look like a caretaker
  • PP
    Peter P.
    27 September 2019 @ 14:48
    That was excellent. I feel like I just listened to a lot of propaganda from the Brexit party, but the points he made were also quite reasonable. We’ll see how it all plays out.
  • SB
    Sean B.
    27 September 2019 @ 14:15
    Great work Nigel. Still have trouble understanding why more people are not for Leave. Feels to me that the EU is like a CDO with a terrible indenture but has great assets held within that would benefit if free to trade on their own.
    • Av
      Ad v.
      28 September 2019 @ 07:26
      Because most Europeans know that divided they have no clout on the international stage in the 21st century. Either US or China would be the rules and standards setter for European states. United we can set our own standards more in line with a European view of the world. Is it perfect, no. Most rational Europeans know the EU is a trade-off.
  • CL
    Cyril L.
    27 September 2019 @ 12:57
    It would have been interesting to hear how does he plan to make Britain Great again, concretely. "Criticism is easy, but the art is difficult".
    • SP
      Sat P.
      27 September 2019 @ 18:23
      The way to improve Britain quickly is quite straightforward. Slash income taxes, sales taxes, business rates, cut red tape and EU legislation. Let the free market and the people of Britain have the excess cash to invest in businesses and new ideas. The most economically rich areas in the world are Special Economic Zones. They create a lot of prosperity by getting out of people's way. Britain is an over-regulated nanny state which is failing the people of Britain. A hard Brexit is the only solution that will enable the country to get back on the right path.
  • DD
    Daniel D.
    27 September 2019 @ 10:38
    Mistakenly calling Boris Johnson David Cameron was priceless. Please get a Brit to interview him to cut through the BS. Where was Raoul, Grant or Roger?
    • TE
      Tito E.
      27 September 2019 @ 13:53
      I also can't help feeling a British interviewer could've pulled more out of this. Guess other side of that argument is that person may likely be too close / empassioned to the issue to see properly.
    • TM
      The-First-James M.
      28 September 2019 @ 00:09
      When did he mistakenly refer to Boris Johnson being David Cameron? The only time I heard Cameron mentioned was with respect to the horrendous piece of legislation he passed in 2010 around being able to call a General Election. At the time, Cameron was in a coaltition government with the LibDems, and probably pushed this legislation forward to prevent his partners in government from being able to force an election on any fall out and breaking up of the coalition.
    • DS
      David S.
      28 September 2019 @ 11:34
      Listen again or read transcript. He said it; was corrected and agreed to the mistake. DLS
  • MS
    Marius S.
    27 September 2019 @ 09:48
    It would have been advantageous if someone with somewhat detailed knowledge of the matter would had conducted the interview.
    • AR
      Alex R.
      27 September 2019 @ 10:30
      He’d probably not have taken the interview if they did unless they had a prior rapport. Anyway, well done to RV for getting him on and there was some original views and content.
  • AR
    Alex R.
    27 September 2019 @ 09:30
    The interviewer needs to stop being a suck up and get on with asking questions. Ones that challenge the guest. Rambling and self congratulating middle aged men aren’t cool with the kids. Farage’s analysis is brilliant at times and completely bonkers others. How much financial services does the UK exports to Europe vs Prosecco imported? Juncker and Barnier had Farage and his “stock market friend” in for 4 hours only to keep them in the room long enough to get what they needed. If they really took them seriously they wouldn’t have published the pay report today aimed at the Brexit MEPs.
  • SH
    Sami H.
    27 September 2019 @ 08:16
    What an absolute waste of everyone's time.... RV just lost a lot of credibility by giving this Grinch a platform
    • MT
      Mike T.
      27 September 2019 @ 08:33
      to quote Scot Fitzgerald ".....the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time....." and maybe add to that " at least don't resort to insults when hearing something we agree with...."
    • MT
      Mike T.
      27 September 2019 @ 08:36
      oops big typo, " should have said when hearing something we DON'T agree with
    • SS
      Shanthi S.
      27 September 2019 @ 11:11
      I love that Grinch!
    • FC
      Fractal C.
      27 September 2019 @ 12:19
      Nigel is awesome. I can't believe it has taken so long for the Brits to realize that they need to get out of that nonsense called EU. Things get managed better at a smaller scale - learn from Switzerland. EU and Euro are nonsensical ideas. We need smaller economic units not larger. Nigel is so right. Problem is that Britain is now infested with globalist liberals and it is becoming so difficult for people to come and agree on a simple idea of quitting a dysfunctional system
    • WM
      Will M.
      4 October 2019 @ 19:00
      Sami H I think it was people who think like yourself who were shocked by Trump's election. There is a groundswell out there of folks who think highly of Nigel. In a democracy thats what counts........just as Trump proved in the USA. Whether you like him or not, he has power to swap. Do you?
  • DC
    Dan C.
    27 September 2019 @ 08:05
    I don't have any dog in the hunt of British politics but I've got to say if there ever a man with a smile like The Grinch that Stole Christmas, it would be Farage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oehGtcW6BU
  • SS
    Shanthi S.
    27 September 2019 @ 07:42
    An awkward interview with one of the greatest political figures to have come along in my lifetime.
  • LC
    Lloyd C.
    27 September 2019 @ 07:30
    Representative democracy should not be easily surrendered. See HK.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    27 September 2019 @ 06:32
    Farage is a legend! Thank you!