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Nigel Farage has been ridiculed on social media over his £5 monthly subscription services that offers followers ‘behind-the-scenes content’ and a chance to enjoy a pint with him.
The politician, 59, said he will provide his Twitter Subscribers Club with ‘exclusive, direct content’ and the opportunity to question him directly during live broadcasts.
He also promoted monthly ‘prize draws’, promising free bottles of Farage’s Gin and the chance to join him for a pint.
The former UKIP and Reform UK leader was ridiculed over the service as millions are struggling to make ends meet amid the cost-of-living-crisis. His critics jokingly questioned if he was ‘starting an OnlyFans’ and if there would be ‘any nudity’.
The video, which he recorded in a pub while drinking a glass of red wine, also Mr Farage praise new Twitter owner Elon Musk for making the platform a ‘better place’.
Nigel Farage has been ridiculed on social media over his £5 monthly subscription services that offers followers ‘behind-the-scenes content’ and a chance to enjoy a pint with him
Mr Farage said he was opening his Twitter subscription service because the Tesla CEO had made Twitter a ‘public space for free and open debate’.
He stated that under the billionaire’s reign, ‘never again’ would controversial topics, like a ‘Hunter Biden laptop’, ‘not get reported and not get talked about’.
‘Because of that, I am more enthusiastic about Twitter than I’ve ever been before,’ the Brexiter explained. ‘That is why – from today – I’m opening Twitter subscriptions.
‘For £4.99 a month, you will get from me, not only exclusive, direct content and my own thoughts on things. Things that perhaps should be said in private, not necessarily in public.
‘But through Twitter Spaces, I will do live broadcasts where you can come on, ask me questions directly and they’ll be prize draws every month.’
Mr Farage added: ‘The winner comes to get a pint with Nigel. There will also be free bottles of Farage’s Gin to give out.
‘So come on join me on Twitter subscriptions. Give it a go for a couple of months. I promise you it’s going to be the most enormous fun.
‘I will be, at times, wholly irreverent. But I’ll tell you what I really think, cheers.’
He concluded the video by enjoying a sip of his wine.
But the service was not well received by social media users who branded the move as ‘desperate’ and an attempt to ‘milk your subscribers’.
Paul Dakers said: ‘Dear God, I couldn’t think of anything worse.’
Robbie Scowls joked: ‘Can we throw the pint over you? Tempted if so.’
But the service was not well received by social media users who branded the move as ‘desperate’ and an attempt to ‘milk your subscribers’
Henry Morris quipped: ‘Does it show up on my bank statement as “miscellaneous services”? Embarrassing if a loved one found out.’
Another – named Richard – said: ‘So you get the chance to win a pint for the cost of buying a pint? That’s the sort of economics Brexit voters think is a good deal.’
Clare McLaughlin added: ‘I’d rather lick the bin juice when the bag leaks. But thanks.’
One said: ‘You’re starting an OnlyFans?’
James Clark echoed this and joked: ‘Will there be any nudity?’
Yet Garry Pickles signed up and said: ‘Okay Farage I am in I have subscribed.’
Others compared the social media venture to his ‘gold and gin’ promotions, which they allege were not worth the price.
‘Sorry, I can’t as I spent all my money buying that gold and gin you recommended,’ wrote a user called Martin.
‘The gin didn’t quite clear the mortgage then,’ echoed another.
The former Brexit Party leader, known for enjoying a drink, last year unveiled a range of red, white and blue gins produced by a distillery in Cornwall.
The gins were made with local spring water – with the red flavoured with British cherries, the blue coloured by gardenia flowers and the white gin with a classic dry style.
The former Brexit Party leader, known for enjoying a drink, last year unveiled a range of red, white and blue gins produced by a distillery in Cornwall
At the time of the launch he said he would send a gift-wrapped bottle to longtime adversary Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission, and would even send one to former US President Donald Trump, if he were a drinker.
Similarly, in 2020 he promoted his Fortune & Freedom newsletter which aimed to help Britons ‘take back control’ of their finances.
The paid-for subscription cost £199 annually and offered access to reports on investing in gold, REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) and stock picks. He also promised to offer his own ‘Farage-approved’ investment tips.
Mr Farage is said to be worth £3.2million and has 1.7million Twitter followers.