"The UK Independence Party (UKIP, Ukip), is a Eurosceptic right- wing populist political party in the United Kingdom, founded in 1993. The party describes itself in its constitution as a "democratic, libertarian party" and, as of July 2013, has a membership of 30,000." (Wikipedia)
I have also frequently heard Nigel describe himself as a libertarian so on that score it is you who are mistaken.
As to his attitude towards the Syrian situation, this other interview with the BBC gives a better picture of Nigel's views after he likely had some time to think it over:
This is more like the Nigel Farage we have come to know and love over the past few years and is motivated I think by his re-assessment of the public mood, a questioning of the official story that he would instinctively believe and the "common sense" image of the UKIP that he wishes to project.
However he does not see the world from the same perspective of most on the DP. e.g. He is quite comfortable with the banking and monetary system and believes a rejigging of the tax system should be enough to get the UK out of the trough it is in.
As to my remark about his traditional Empire loyalist attitude towards military action, that was indeed an hyperbole since Britain is no longer an Empire. It is nevertheless how I understand the general tone of the defence policy of the UKIP which is found here: http://www.ukip.org/issues-2/policy-pages/defence
Your reading of this policy statement may differ from mine but it is, I believe, in favour of projecting power on a global scale which has always been the traditional British position.
"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)
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