But you can't accuse Farage of adding nothing to the debate. He's put UK withdrawl of the EU properly on the map. Whether you're against it or not he's changed the political landscape in a big way; and I wouldn't be that suprised to see UKIP closing in on being the biggest party in next years' EU elections.
As I said, he occasionally says something with merit, clearly he has some points regarding Europe that are relevant but I never get the feeling with him that it is anything further than a grab for power and headlines.
Plus, there will be a dangled referendum that will be pushed around for a while and then disappear again when a bigger issue comes up. I will say this, it has made the Tories look crap so I can't have a problem with that
I dislike the man. I detest the vast majority of UKIP policy. But it's too easy, and, crucially, wrong, to just claim he's a reactionary old bigot with nothing to contribute.
Okay, so my last comment was a bit incendiary as well, I would say my bad articulation is at fault. Farage is similar to what people have been accusing Russell Brand of being, in that he has a lot of things to say but his solutions are redundant or just plain wrong, assuming there are suggested solutions at all.