HENRY DEEDES sees the Farage funfair hit the ground running in Essex

Mail Online | 4/24/2019 | Henry Deedes For The Daily Mail
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His entourage entered the Moon and Starfish public house in Clacton-on-Sea just after 11.30am with such a stampede that they caused the foam to spill on late morning pint pots.

Doof. Doof.

Quake - Rumble - Lumbering - Crescendo - Arrival

It was that same ominous quake, a slow rumble that builds to a lumbering crescendo, which greets the arrival of a ravenous T-Rex in the Jurassic Park movies.

Doof. Doof. Doof.

Saloon - Bar - Tipplers - Fry-ups - Sound

Around the saloon bar, as early tipplers soaked up the last of their soggy fry-ups, the hushed sound of incredulous gasps at these spivvy-dressed newcomers soon gave way to light applause.

The object of their adulation soon became clear.

Swagger - Cocksure - Grin - Charm - Nigel

That bounderish swagger, that cocksure grin, that homey golf-club charm: Nigel Farage had arrived.

Farage had rolled into town half an hour earlier with his newly-formed Brexit Party colleagues atop a turquoise double-decker bus.

Hours - Seaside - Town - Ukip - Seats

For the next two hours, this sleepy seaside town, previously one of Ukip’s two parliamentary seats, again fell under the spell of the Nigel Farage phenomenon.

Not since crooner Engelbert Humperdinck last held residency in Las Vegas has a perma-tanned quinquagenarian prompted such fevered excitement.

Message - Conservative - Party - HQ - Month

Message to Conservative Party HQ ahead of next month’s EU elections: The threat of the Brexit Party is real. Very, very real.

While on walkabout, Alicia Kelly, 74, a Clacton resident for 30 years, lunged at Farage for a full-on smooch. ‘He’s my boy,’ she grinned, clasping him by the lapels of his blue checked suit. ‘We need you here,’ cried Debra Henry,...
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