Political Commentator and Host
Nigel Farage began his career in 1982 as a commodities trader at the London Metal Exchange and later ran his own successful metals brokerage firm. He then went into politics after the Conservative party signed the Maastricht Treaty, which advocated “ever closer union” between European nations. He became a founding member of UKIP in 1993 and set about campaigning for Britain’s EU withdrawal.
In 2014, under Farage’s leadership, UKIP came first in the European election topping the poll in the UK with 4.5 million votes and in doing so becoming the first political party since 1906 to win a national election that was not the Labour or Conservative parties.
This successful result eventually forced the Conservative party to hold a referendum on European Union membership. In June 2016, Farage was a leading figure in the campaign to leave. This gained him the name “Mr Brexit” by then-US Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Nigel Farage was one of the few that predicted that Trump would win the election and was the first foreign politician to meet the newly elected President in Trump Tower just days after his historic win.
Nigel stepped back from frontline politics, providing political analysis for Fox News in America and presenting a daily show on LBC radio and writing for the Daily Telegraph. In early 2019, he was forced back into Westminster politics in order to stop the Brexit betrayal, founding his new ‘Brexit Party’ to win the May elections in just six weeks of campaigning. This made Nigel the only man in British political history to win two national elections with two different parties.
With Brexit finally secured it looks as though his 27 years of hard work has finally paid off. However, Nigel continues to hold the ruling Conservative party's feet to the fire as a campaigner and political commentator across British and American media.
Nigel now hosts his own show on GB News 4 days a week from
7pm to 8pm.