I’m on Team Farage — and no one is more surprised than I am

The Times

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Narrated by Robert Crampton

I always thought nothing could shock me more than the discovery that Nigel Farage and I were born in the same year, 1964. The fact that he arrived first, in April, four months before me, was of little comfort. Four months is not nearly long enough to claim distance. We were, are and always will be members of the same school year and same age cohort, subject to the same cultural frame of reference, the fag end of the baby boom, just before Gen X. Yet in his opinions, appearance and manner I’d very much want to place Farage in the generation above mine. Or the one above that. Although I’ve known for 30 years, since he first emerged, that Farage and I are the