- UKIP blasted over women policies and misogynistic rhetoric
- Farage ‘takes different view’ because he ‘got so many pregnant’
- Claims that his four children are just the ‘official list’
- Has complained about Tories branding him a womaniser
Nigel Farage explained his party’s attitude to women by bragging about the number who he had made pregnant, Political Scrapbook can reveal. Speaking to an obscure (and now defunct) Belgian magazine, the UKIP leader claimed that the four children from his two marriages were merely the “official list” before adding:
“maybe it’s because I’ve got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view”
The quote will doubtless by seized upon by opponents who have slammed UKIP’s anti-women policies on issues such as maternity leave and misogynistic rhetoric from senior UKIP figures — who have called women “sluts” and questioned whether rape can occur within a relationship.
Despite the intense scrutiny on UKIP, the quotes had remained unrepeated for nine years because they were only available in web archive out of the reach of Google.
Speaking to UP Front magazine (FULL INTERVIEW) on the “lunacy” of maternity leave, Farage’s outburst was initially prompted by a question about women playing sport:
“Do we think, chaps, when we’re there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle’s about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? I certainly don’t think so.”
“I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different”
Nasty little Nigel: brags about getting women pregnant … wants to cut maternity leave.