Nigel Farage's Woes Have Been Mocked In A Brilliant Thread Everyone Can Relate To

Graeme Demianyk
On Friday, Nigel Farage was interviewed in sympathetic fashion by the Daily Mail as he revealed he was “skint” after spending 18 years as a Ukip MEP fighting for Brexit.

On Friday, Nigel Farage was interviewed in sympathetic fashion by the Daily Mail as he revealed he was “skint” after spending 18 years as a Ukip MEP fighting for Brexit.

Under the headline “53, separated and skint”, the interview also described how he cannot leave his “midweek home in Chelsea” for a pint for security reasons amid threats and abuse.

Nigel Farage reveals the 'price he has paid for Brexit' https://t.co/80TcrBu1Kj pic.twitter.com/Fga6BIS1cC

Not that there was much sympathy for Brexit’s cheerleader-in-chief on social media.

Farage has said he would claim his £73,000-a-year pension from the European Parliament after Brexit, but told the paper: “There’s no money in politics, particularly doing it the way I’ve done it, 20 years of spending more than you earn.”

This man earns £90,000 a year as a part-time MEP, lives in £4m Chelsea townhouse and will collect a £73,000-a-year pension from the EU...the day Britain leaves. There are no words. https://t.co/CunIhv8KX7

December 16, 2017

I feel so sorry for @Nigel_Farage he's skint and is going to make do with his £73,000 EU Parlmnt pension. Altho' not that bad really considering his voting record places him 748th out of 751. Oh and wasn't the EU a gravy train? Surprised he doesn't refuse his pension on principle

December 17, 2017

“Why am I alone?” asks man who constantly offers support to fascists, stoked up hatred and xenophobia, and drove his country off a cliff. #Farage

But there was an epic response from one writer that topped the lot.

I hope the delivery he was waiting for arrives when he's at the sorting office picking up the delivery he missed two days ago. pic.twitter.com/sVAi0aUqhZ

December 16, 2017

I hope his favourite pub gets turned into a Zizzi. pic.twitter.com/lsRGSQBiD9

I hope he goes to a toilet in a shopping centre, has a shit, then realises there's no toilet paper. pic.twitter.com/Ra6S3aHfW2

I hope he puts a washload on, forgets about it for two days, and when he finally opens the machine all his clothes have attained a permanently damp smell. pic.twitter.com/ixcCIBp7j2

December 16, 2017

I hope he gets home hungry, puts a ready meal in the oven while he has a shower, then comes back downstairs 25 minutes later to find he didn't turn the oven on. pic.twitter.com/QtHW46vQpB

December 16, 2017

I hope, while wrapping presents, he slightly misjudges the amount of wrapping paper needed, and has to start over again. Then, when there's one present left, to run out of wrapping paper. pic.twitter.com/0PjPHsQMaz

December 16, 2017

I hope he's horrifically hungover and gets stuck in traffic with a really chatty taxi driver who just won't take the hint. pic.twitter.com/mvmHjO1ZBo

December 16, 2017

I hope Windows 10 does a massive update on his computer when he's trying to print out tickets at the last minute. pic.twitter.com/BGE5DWg6OA

I hope his favourite Quality Street is discontinued. pic.twitter.com/7In3MfjkRe

I hope there's a little icon at the top of his phone, indicating that he has new messages, but he never has any new messages and doesn't know how to make the icon go away. pic.twitter.com/ZmB6WUjb8M

December 16, 2017

I hope he has to wait in all day for an electrician, and when the electrician finally arrives, he doesn't have the part needed and it's too late to go and buy one. pic.twitter.com/cFo2cKQasG

December 16, 2017

I hope the alarm on his phone has failed to go off on at least two occasions, so that he's now eternally paranoid about it not working, and can never get to sleep when he's got an early start the next day. pic.twitter.com/cbvtqoy3iq

December 16, 2017

The litany of how life can come at you fast prompted others to imagine further scenarios where Farage is left in the doldrums.  

I hope he gets a takeaway delivery and when the rider says enjoy your meal he says “you too” while closing the door and his to relive it in his mind every day forever.

December 17, 2017

I hope he goes shopping in Tesco not expecting to spend much, so leaving the money-off-if-you-spend-over-£60 vouchers at home, and then spends £60.27. https://t.co/ARChjBxPVE

December 16, 2017

I hope he begins really enjoying a show on Netflix, which then removes it from the library when he has only the final episode cliff hanger left to watch.

Many others loved it, and even gave the phenomena a name: schadenfarage 

Presumably it’s the pleasure derived by someone from Farage’s misfortune.

This thread on @Nigel_Farage is pure genius. If it doesn't make you laugh out loud, you ought to check into a clinic https://t.co/96WYfjviz5

This is a thread of utter magnificence. Read it if you fancy a schadenfarage™️ chuckle. [Some of them are very familiar unfortunately. ]]>😖