and listening to him, sometimes him letting out a little of own history is that he wanted to change things while he was working in finance, similar to how ron paul felt but felt he was in a limited position to make impact, so he decided to run for office.. he has criticized everyone from tony blair to gordon brown to now conservative leader david cameron..
he is very sympathetic to libertarian ideas every time he was asked point blank and was able to give a blunt answer, but libertarians are even less well known in the UK and it seems their culture as a whole leans much more to the left than ours, so he had to politicize some of their platform as they were struggling with leaving the EU and getting support as it was, more extreme positions on social policies like cutting off welfare entirely might not had given him a chance to boot up at all. he had therefore taken on some populist positions like his tone on illegal immigration perhaps is a little harsher than one ron paul himself would use.
he rarely mentions ron paul but when anyone ever asks things associated with freedom movement in the us and the election environment here, he is always quick to respond, so you know he keeps his eyes on our movement. i think he is a more rand paul style person. he thinks the most important right now is to get his country out of EU and rest of issues are secondary, with changes later to be made after he takes care of first priorities
We have to remember that Nigel worked in the banking sector and is proponent of Central Banking as I recall.
This is his role. Competing currencies is something he is not concerned with imo.
I'm not so sure. Maybe his views have changed due to all the comparisons to Ron Paul.
the European Central Bank? That's the impression I get from looking him up but I could be wrong.
I don't play, I commission the league.
Great Britain will always be to the left of the states. The founding fathers were called liberals (classical def.) when they wrote the constitution.
I have heard him talking unfavorably about central banking/fractional reserve banking - he was asked a question about it at a town-hall style event and gave a fairly (obviously not 100% libertarian) good answer to my pleasant surprise.
Actually... I found the video. The question starts around ~1:02:00
"My theories explain, but cannot slow the decline of a great civilization. I set out to be a reformer, but only became the historian of decline."
- Ludwig Von Mises