Will Nigel Farage be allowed to bring a pint on stage with him when the 2015 leaders debate rolls around? No? ‘Well, why not?’ you’re probably screaming.
You may have noticed that Nigel enjoys the odd pint, because he’s just a regular kind of bloke (*cough* who used to work for American brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert *cough*) and the fact that he just happens to be photographed regularly enjoying a British beer is neither here nor there. It is NOT a marketing strategy designed to make him look amiable. If you think it is, then GET OUT.
You’ve probably seen him; having a swift pint during a break from the election trail, or when talking to members of the public, or between lengths at the local swimming pool. The question is, will he be allowed an ale to rest next to his notes on that podium thing come debate day? Why shouldn’t he? It seems ridiculous to not allow anyone a soothing hoppy beverage to deal with stage fright. Yet, as you probably already know, the BBC doesn’t care about what people want.
All he will have is his suit and his haircut, which are admittedly almost identical to the other election hopefuls. Of course, he will also have his opinions – which number in the thousands.
Hopefully, his aid will be ready with a nice cold beer as soon as the debate is over, or at the very least a warm can of special brew.