Farage blames Lipman over degrees

Ealing Times: Maureen starred in a TV ad in the 1980s where she told her grandson that having an "'ology" made him a scientist Maureen starred in a TV ad in the 1980s where she told her grandson that having an "'ology" made him a scientist

Actress Maureen Lipman is to blame for too many young people going to university to study poor quality degrees, according to Nigel Farage.

The star's well-known 1980s BT television advert, where she told her grandson that having an "'ology" made him a scientist, meant now there were lots of students "getting 'ologies", the Ukip leader said.

Mr Farage said his party would cut down the number of university students, which would free up cash to reduce the level of annual tuition fees.

In a phone-in broadcast on The Telegraph website, he said: "My position is I think we are sending too many youngsters to university.

"I think we are encouraging people to go and get degrees, in many cases not particularly good degrees, and not improving their life chances one little bit.

"I blame Maureen Lipman for the whole thing. If you remember the advert, 'oh he's got an 'ology'.

"So, we have got a lot of people getting 'ologies and I think the way we have demeaned in Britain the idea of people learning skills and trades is just stupid."

He added: "If we get to a position where we are sending fewer people to university then we can substantially reduce the almost standard now £9,000 a year, because that's what it's become, and get it down to a much more realistic level.

"It would be a lovely aspiration to think that we wouldn't have to charge anybody."

Mr Farage also told Telegraph readers that his low voting record in the European parliament was down the medical treatment he had been receiving since he was injured in a plane crash on election day in 2010 and the demands on his time as party leader.

"I had a plane crash back in 2010 which took me out for a few months. I have since then had some pretty radical major surgery and I'm still going through fairly intensive physiotherapy.

"I have missed a fair few sessions of the parliament over the course of this parliament through ill health.

"I'm also leading a political party in the United Kingdom and Strasbourg is about eight hours door to door from home.

"So, it's difficult to do all of these things."

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3:28pm Fri 4 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....
Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel.... welshmen
  • Score: 5

4:13pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

welshmen wrote:
Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....
Nigel is fighting for his own wallet and ambitions...if you think that isn't the case then perhaps you have much to much faith in politicians
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....[/p][/quote]Nigel is fighting for his own wallet and ambitions...if you think that isn't the case then perhaps you have much to much faith in politicians ThisYear
  • Score: -6

4:17pm Fri 4 Apr 14

cosmick says...

EDUCATION, Education, Education, then go shelf filling in a supermarket.
EDUCATION, Education, Education, then go shelf filling in a supermarket. cosmick
  • Score: 8

7:49pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Party of rotten fruitcakes can only come out with even more rotten manure. This silly and pathetic fool and anyone who supports his fascist and racist policies are the new age nazis.
Party of rotten fruitcakes can only come out with even more rotten manure. This silly and pathetic fool and anyone who supports his fascist and racist policies are the new age nazis. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: -11

8:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Just keep going Nigel because every time you open your mouth the British public get to learn a little more of what you are about, nonsense policies that will leave us behind the rest of the world.
Just keep going Nigel because every time you open your mouth the British public get to learn a little more of what you are about, nonsense policies that will leave us behind the rest of the world. woodsedge
  • Score: -2

8:09pm Fri 4 Apr 14

welshmen says...

ThisYear wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....
Nigel is fighting for his own wallet and ambitions...if you think that isn't the case then perhaps you have much to much faith in politicians
you been supporting Labour to long, we all know their all barking along with the Useless Conservative Party and twice the Loser Clegies lot, Yes you keep voting for the heads in the trough Politician's who have robbed you and the rest of the British People, I'll vote for a man who has run a successful business for twenty years, good old Nigel Farage....
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....[/p][/quote]Nigel is fighting for his own wallet and ambitions...if you think that isn't the case then perhaps you have much to much faith in politicians[/p][/quote]you been supporting Labour to long, we all know their all barking along with the Useless Conservative Party and twice the Loser Clegies lot, Yes you keep voting for the heads in the trough Politician's who have robbed you and the rest of the British People, I'll vote for a man who has run a successful business for twenty years, good old Nigel Farage.... welshmen
  • Score: 12

8:18pm Fri 4 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
Party of rotten fruitcakes can only come out with even more rotten manure. This silly and pathetic fool and anyone who supports his fascist and racist policies are the new age nazis.
Tell me and others on here, what fascist and racist policies do UKIP have? for your information New age NAZI'S is Islam, do you support them? if you think that UKIP are that bad WHO have you supported over the last 15 years?....the UAF....
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: Party of rotten fruitcakes can only come out with even more rotten manure. This silly and pathetic fool and anyone who supports his fascist and racist policies are the new age nazis.[/p][/quote]Tell me and others on here, what fascist and racist policies do UKIP have? for your information New age NAZI'S is Islam, do you support them? if you think that UKIP are that bad WHO have you supported over the last 15 years?....the UAF.... welshmen
  • Score: 6

8:28pm Fri 4 Apr 14

endthelies says...

Now I would admit I don't know much about Nigel Farage, but I have noticed programmes being made and headlines about him. Most derogatory. Now it would appear to me that maybe government are afraid that this man may ACTUALLY have a chance in the next election because people don't want to vote tory or labour and therefore they are doing all they can to discredit him in the run up to the election. That's just my theory.
Now I would admit I don't know much about Nigel Farage, but I have noticed programmes being made and headlines about him. Most derogatory. Now it would appear to me that maybe government are afraid that this man may ACTUALLY have a chance in the next election because people don't want to vote tory or labour and therefore they are doing all they can to discredit him in the run up to the election. That's just my theory. endthelies
  • Score: 8

8:56pm Fri 4 Apr 14

seanie.ss4 says...

Just because he is getting airtime, it doesn't mean he is right! He rhetoric about Europe, and Europeans are frightening! As are the Tories. So much is akin to 1930's Germany!!
Just because he is getting airtime, it doesn't mean he is right! He rhetoric about Europe, and Europeans are frightening! As are the Tories. So much is akin to 1930's Germany!! seanie.ss4
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Fri 4 Apr 14

welshmen says...

endthelies wrote:
Now I would admit I don't know much about Nigel Farage, but I have noticed programmes being made and headlines about him. Most derogatory. Now it would appear to me that maybe government are afraid that this man may ACTUALLY have a chance in the next election because people don't want to vote tory or labour and therefore they are doing all they can to discredit him in the run up to the election. That's just my theory.
your not wrong there, as soon as a party pops it's head above the rest with public support their fare game for spinning lies at, more debates are the answer, but that's only if you can get Cameron and Milliband to turn up, which i doubt, having seen what happened to Clegy i don't blame them, just hope they do....
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: Now I would admit I don't know much about Nigel Farage, but I have noticed programmes being made and headlines about him. Most derogatory. Now it would appear to me that maybe government are afraid that this man may ACTUALLY have a chance in the next election because people don't want to vote tory or labour and therefore they are doing all they can to discredit him in the run up to the election. That's just my theory.[/p][/quote]your not wrong there, as soon as a party pops it's head above the rest with public support their fare game for spinning lies at, more debates are the answer, but that's only if you can get Cameron and Milliband to turn up, which i doubt, having seen what happened to Clegy i don't blame them, just hope they do.... welshmen
  • Score: 4

9:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

seanie.ss4 says...

The reality: yes labour had an open door policy for people to work here!! What is being ignored is the reasons why..... The right wing in the 1980's destroyed our ability to fill the jobs that foreigners now do. During the boom years everyone prospered, including farage, it is only during a down turn that this now becomes a problem!! The is a legacy of the greed driven policies of the Thatcher years. The very ideas that "good old nige" agrees with. He is a frightening Nazi, make no mistake.
The reality: yes labour had an open door policy for people to work here!! What is being ignored is the reasons why..... The right wing in the 1980's destroyed our ability to fill the jobs that foreigners now do. During the boom years everyone prospered, including farage, it is only during a down turn that this now becomes a problem!! The is a legacy of the greed driven policies of the Thatcher years. The very ideas that "good old nige" agrees with. He is a frightening Nazi, make no mistake. seanie.ss4
  • Score: -1

9:11pm Fri 4 Apr 14

MSG says...

He is right there are too many people doing degrees instead of doing apprenticeships. We need more engineers etc, not shelf stackers with arts, music & philosophy degrees .
Apprentices aged 18 upwards pay tax whereas most full time students do not put anything into society and run up massive personal debt !
He is right there are too many people doing degrees instead of doing apprenticeships. We need more engineers etc, not shelf stackers with arts, music & philosophy degrees . Apprentices aged 18 upwards pay tax whereas most full time students do not put anything into society and run up massive personal debt ! MSG
  • Score: 5

9:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

seanie.ss4 says...

MSG- I understand what you are saying, but unless there are alternatives that are credible and deliverable it is a non goer. Yes we need engineers, but we need the companies who are going to train these people. They aren't here! They went with the rest of our manufacturing base in the 80's!!
MSG- I understand what you are saying, but unless there are alternatives that are credible and deliverable it is a non goer. Yes we need engineers, but we need the companies who are going to train these people. They aren't here! They went with the rest of our manufacturing base in the 80's!! seanie.ss4
  • Score: 6

10:37pm Fri 4 Apr 14

M Foster says...

endthelies wrote:
Now I would admit I don't know much about Nigel Farage, but I have noticed programmes being made and headlines about him. Most derogatory. Now it would appear to me that maybe government are afraid that this man may ACTUALLY have a chance in the next election because people don't want to vote tory or labour and therefore they are doing all they can to discredit him in the run up to the election. That's just my theory.
Absolutely. The Establishment is running scared of him as he resonates with the views of the majority of the TRUE British public - not those who have a piece of paper declaring them British but who would not fight for this country and have no affinity to it.
That is why spineless Camoron and Millipede will not debate with Farage as Cleggy wishes he had not. Like with the EU in/out referendum, they are playing for time until fast-changing demographics mean the wishes of those true British will be overruled. Farage is the last hope for this country at present and (the controlled) media attacks on him will increase as the elections approach as he is a threat to the grip of the LibLabCon cabal - a grip that has destroyed this country for decades. Such is the evilness of the powers-that-be and Banksters, I fear for his life. Look out Nige.
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: Now I would admit I don't know much about Nigel Farage, but I have noticed programmes being made and headlines about him. Most derogatory. Now it would appear to me that maybe government are afraid that this man may ACTUALLY have a chance in the next election because people don't want to vote tory or labour and therefore they are doing all they can to discredit him in the run up to the election. That's just my theory.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. The Establishment is running scared of him as he resonates with the views of the majority of the TRUE British public - not those who have a piece of paper declaring them British but who would not fight for this country and have no affinity to it. That is why spineless Camoron and Millipede will not debate with Farage as Cleggy wishes he had not. Like with the EU in/out referendum, they are playing for time until fast-changing demographics mean the wishes of those true British will be overruled. Farage is the last hope for this country at present and (the controlled) media attacks on him will increase as the elections approach as he is a threat to the grip of the LibLabCon cabal - a grip that has destroyed this country for decades. Such is the evilness of the powers-that-be and Banksters, I fear for his life. Look out Nige. M Foster
  • Score: 1

11:36pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

Nigel Farage is an affable convincing con artist, a modern version of the Second World War spiv.

Such a pity so many people in this country are being taken in by him
Nigel Farage is an affable convincing con artist, a modern version of the Second World War spiv. Such a pity so many people in this country are being taken in by him Rotterdam
  • Score: 3

5:27am Sat 5 Apr 14

seanie.ss4 says...

I don't believe he reflects the views of the average British person! The public views are being manufactured through a right wing press that has everything to lose. The facts are being deliberately distorted so as to caste aspirations that immigration is the cause of all evils....... Remarkably similar to the demonization of Jews in germany. Nigel garage oozes days racist ideology every time he opens his mouth. The public are taken in because the alter truths are not being voiced.
I don't believe he reflects the views of the average British person! The public views are being manufactured through a right wing press that has everything to lose. The facts are being deliberately distorted so as to caste aspirations that immigration is the cause of all evils....... Remarkably similar to the demonization of Jews in germany. Nigel garage oozes days racist ideology every time he opens his mouth. The public are taken in because the alter truths are not being voiced. seanie.ss4
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Sat 5 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Rotterdam wrote:
Nigel Farage is an affable convincing con artist, a modern version of the Second World War spiv.

Such a pity so many people in this country are being taken in by him
you and SEANIE.SS4 must be a supporter's of the Liberal Elite, brainwashed beyond recovery, you must like being lied too, except with out question the promises made before polling day, then when the promises are not forth coming you just sit there with a faint smile and take it, well try and see what your lot has done to this once Great Country over the last 15 years, London resembles a third world ****-hole at least 7 Million immigrants, can't blame them i would to, but we have to many here for their own good, join the rest on British people, that's if you are both British and support UKIP and get our Country back under British UKIP control, or if you can't adjust never mind keep believing the lies, maybe one day the light will shine through for you both ....
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: Nigel Farage is an affable convincing con artist, a modern version of the Second World War spiv. Such a pity so many people in this country are being taken in by him[/p][/quote]you and SEANIE.SS4 must be a supporter's of the Liberal Elite, brainwashed beyond recovery, you must like being lied too, except with out question the promises made before polling day, then when the promises are not forth coming you just sit there with a faint smile and take it, well try and see what your lot has done to this once Great Country over the last 15 years, London resembles a third world ****-hole at least 7 Million immigrants, can't blame them i would to, but we have to many here for their own good, join the rest on British people, that's if you are both British and support UKIP and get our Country back under British UKIP control, or if you can't adjust never mind keep believing the lies, maybe one day the light will shine through for you both .... welshmen
  • Score: -1

7:53am Sun 6 Apr 14

seanie.ss4 says...

Welshman - was the increase in the living standards before the before the crash in 2008 a dream, did it not happen? The desolation of our working people started 30 years ago, everyone blindly being led through policies that were greed led. The influx of cheap migrant labour was welcomed because it merely reinforced the peddled opinion that we, the British were elite, those poor "Jonny foreigners" are ideal to carry out these lesser jobs! Our dole queues were full of out of work white collar workers, rather than manual workers! The outcome was a realisation that the influx of labour from east Europe brought well educated, hard working people who were willing to do anything. This was welcomed by all the business world, it gave them a better class of worker to exploit!!

So we all know what they think about Europe, what else do they stand for? As far as. I can see, they are attempting to peddle us back to the idealic 1930's, where summer was longer, mother made lemonade and everything was so perfect........ That is as long as you ignore the spectre of looming war, mass poverty, desease and division across this great nation. This is what "good ol' nige" would return us to. ........... Isolation, stagnation and an inability to deliver prosperity to everyone, not just those who hold wealth. You will one day realise, when you scratch the surface, you will see evil racist ideologies that are as abusive to all. Demonization of every one that has a different skin colour, religion view ........ Is this starting to sound familiar?
Welshman - was the increase in the living standards before the before the crash in 2008 a dream, did it not happen? The desolation of our working people started 30 years ago, everyone blindly being led through policies that were greed led. The influx of cheap migrant labour was welcomed because it merely reinforced the peddled opinion that we, the British were elite, those poor "Jonny foreigners" are ideal to carry out these lesser jobs! Our dole queues were full of out of work white collar workers, rather than manual workers! The outcome was a realisation that the influx of labour from east Europe brought well educated, hard working people who were willing to do anything. This was welcomed by all the business world, it gave them a better class of worker to exploit!! So we all know what they think about Europe, what else do they stand for? As far as. I can see, they are attempting to peddle us back to the idealic 1930's, where summer was longer, mother made lemonade and everything was so perfect........ That is as long as you ignore the spectre of looming war, mass poverty, desease and division across this great nation. This is what "good ol' nige" would return us to. ........... Isolation, stagnation and an inability to deliver prosperity to everyone, not just those who hold wealth. You will one day realise, when you scratch the surface, you will see evil racist ideologies that are as abusive to all. Demonization of every one that has a different skin colour, religion view ........ Is this starting to sound familiar? seanie.ss4
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Sun 6 Apr 14

varteg1 says...

welshmen wrote:
Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....
s one Welshman to another, sorry but I'd rather have the old guy with Altziemer's at the end of my road as PM than the idiot you are rooting for.
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....[/p][/quote]s one Welshman to another, sorry but I'd rather have the old guy with Altziemer's at the end of my road as PM than the idiot you are rooting for. varteg1
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Sun 6 Apr 14

seanie.ss4 says...

varteg1 wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....
s one Welshman to another, sorry but I'd rather have the old guy with Altziemer's at the end of my road as PM than the idiot you are rooting for.
I couldn't agree more....... And I don't even know the old man at the end of your road!!!
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Keep up the Fight for the British Nigel....[/p][/quote]s one Welshman to another, sorry but I'd rather have the old guy with Altziemer's at the end of my road as PM than the idiot you are rooting for.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more....... And I don't even know the old man at the end of your road!!! seanie.ss4
  • Score: 0
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