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Everybody says Farage is the British Trump. But in some ways he is an amalgam of Corbyn and Macron. What do I mean by that? Well he has an extraordinary cultish following, just as Corbyn did and to a less extent still does, who see mainstream media as pedlars of lies and...
misinformation. And like Macron, Farage has created a new party in record-breaking time. Farage believes, he told me, that breaking free of UKIP and shaping a new institution in his own image is what has turbocharged his surge. Also, like Corbyn and Trump, he taps into a view...
that the establishment has failed for decades to "listen to the people" - though of course Corbyn's demographic is somewhat different from Farage's (would a Venn diagram of their more passionate supporters show any point of intersection?). Corbynism and Hard-Brexitism are...
proxy religions, matters of faith - and in that sense very different from Trumpism, which is more a mass expression of anger. Which is not to say Farage has not learned much from Trump's campaigning techniques. He has sat at Trump's feet. But unlike Trump, he heads what looks...
like a semi-coherent movement. Anyway these are my initial thoughts, subject as always to revision.
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