It was with some interest yesterday that I heard Nigel Farage announce on Twitter that his UK bank accounts had been closed. In case you've awoken from a 100 year slumber and don't know who he is, he was a key Brexit advocate and former leader of UKIP (no, not UKP, which is UK Punting, but UKIP, the UK Independence Party). According to our Nigel, the reason for this closure is because of "serious political persecution at the very highest level of our system", which I guess means that he thinks someone doesn't like him. I have no idea why he has that idea, as at least 51.9% of the population would probably have shared a pint with him a few years ago (if not share a seat on an airplane with him, according to this foxy OnlyFans model).
In addition, he complained that he was given "no explanation or recourse" as to why this had happened, leaving him in a state of limbo. Now, if you believe in deep state conspiracies, then you may be inclined to think that Nigel Farage is yet again a victim of the establishment. As such, "they" are out to get him for being
the Messiah the naughty boy of British politics, who has done no wrong in standing up for our rights. Since "they" have no way of kicking a man of the people out of the country, they're doing the next best thing by inconveniencing his life and stopping him from paying for his online shopping or getting his pension from the EU. Alternatively, if you are protected by Parliamentary privilege like Chris Bryant MP, then you may think the bank closure is justified if linked in some way to receiving half a million quid from the malodorous Russia Today TV station. Should such an allegation be true, then it is perhaps not surprising that UK banks would be queasy about dealing with an individual who is happy to shill for the propaganda arm of a fascist foreign government, especially one whose activities would make their KYC alarmbells tingle.
Now, while I have no wish to bring politicial stuff to this site, I did find it bizarre that this bank closure happened just weeks after posting a piece on how sex workers are coping with the closure of their bank accounts. It just goes to show that such restrictions don't apply just to "the little people", but can also be used to go after well-known individuals with power or influence. That said, I was amazed at how some media individuals rushed to Nigel Farage's defence over what happened - their hypocrisy stinks, as they kept silent when it happened to people whose interests they didn't like, be it escorts or OnlyFans models, but now that one of their own is affected, they realise that they could be next, so now they are raising public awareness of this issue.
Still, I guess every cloud has a silver lining. For years, Nigel Farage has been a major fan of cryptocurrency, appearing in loads of clips advocating the merits of Bitcoin, such as this one, this one, this one, or even this one. Should it be impossible for him to get a UK bank account, then maybe now would be a great opportunity for Farage to demonstrate to everyone just how fantastic crypto is as an alternative to traditional banking products. Hell, even though he doesn't have an OnlyFans account (yet!), maybe he'll use bitcoin to take payment when appearing with his fellow content creators on Cameo.
Anyway, may yours be a good weekend blessed with schadenfreude.