Private Eye Wants You to Help Poor Nigel Farage in 'Christmas Appeal'

Christmas is—or is supposed to be—a season of generosity, when we think about those who truly have been left with nothing. Including, as he put it in a recent Daily Mail interview, one Nigel Farage, who says that following Brexit he is: "53, separated and skint."

Over at Private Eye, they've decided poor Farage is so hard-up that they'll make him the subject of their Christmas Appeal.

(We think they may not be entirely serious.)

The joke, which appears in the magazine's Christmas issue, is one of the more carefully-crafted examples of a widespread backlash to the former UKIP leader's Mail appearance.

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Nigel Farage, ex-leader of Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), in Berlin, Germany, September 8, 2017. Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo/Reuters

Labour's Deputy Leader Tom Watson was also unmoved by the Brexit campaigner's plight:

The Guardian's sketchwriter has pointed out that Farage also has income from his burgeoning career as a broadcaster.

And former Labour spindoctor Alastair Campbell thinks the Mail is applying to extend the same spirit of sensitivity and understanding to all parts of the political spectrum