Thursday, May 06, 2010

Nigel Farage: a plane crash and divine providence

If His Grace were Nigel Farage, he would be thanking God for preserving his life after this quite horrific crash. Looking at the mangled metal strewn across a field, it is somewhat surprising that anyone survived. One wonders if he has been preserved for a reason... a date with destiny... a future glory... a work of God...


Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Your Grace, my thoughts are with the men on that plane and their families.

6 May 2010 at 14:58  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Providence indeed. And I have to concur that he has a destiny, a work to complete. I wish him all the very best and that he and his pilot get well very soon.

I had to make a hard choice today and I have voted for Plaid Cymru. I live in Wales and it looks to me that the stinking Tories are going to win this election, so I have voted for a party that will need the support to do their work here in Wales looking after the rest of the people that the Tories will be ignoring.

If I lived in England then I would have voted UKIP without a doubt.

I look forward to getting this election over with, and so then the work can begin. I look forward to His Grace returning to His old self, and I am certain the protesting will resume in the usual form of excellent posts. I am looking forward to forgetting our differences and resuming the pressure.

Get well Soon Nigel and let's get the programme back on track.

6 May 2010 at 14:59  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

I dont know - the things some people will do to attract the sympathy vote.
Bet Von Rumpouy is assessing the cut of NFs suit compared to his own right now.
Sounds like you have opened the Port already JG, you old softie you.

6 May 2010 at 15:37  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Best wishes to Farage and the pilot for full and rapid recovery.

6 May 2010 at 15:47  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

The 2nd high profile act of Divine providence this election I think. The other being the microphone on Gordon's jacket of course. Both were wrecks of various sorts ... but lets hope Farage (and the other passengers/crew) recovers from his

6 May 2010 at 15:52  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Your Grace

I know you hate me because I am rude, but I am here sharing the universe with you.

The pictures of Nigel's plane are quite astonishing. If you were to have witnessed this crash and then, upon finding the conditions of the wreckage, you could only assume to find the contents would resemble corned beef.

How could anyone survive such an impact. An object of large material mass crashes into the ground, and the cab which contains two fragile life forms is crushed into a mess of destruction, and yet the two life forms are free from life-threatening injury; how can this be?

Physics and its laws decry that gravity would suck them down to earth at a velocity of g = 9.81 m/s. This speed or velocity would be reduced by any uplift the plane was creating as it attempted to land, but the wreck clearly shows that the impact was very severe.

The suggestion by His Grace that God could intervene somehow would have the scientist scoffing, and concluding that there would be perfectly reasonable scientific explanations. Yet it is science that tells us that all things are both wave and particle, and some scientists ask how can this be, and they suggest that it is because we are neither.

A fascinating article in the New Scientist.

"All that leaves a fundamental question: how can stuff be waves and particles at the same time? Perhaps because it is neither, says Markus Arndt of the University of Vienna, Austria, who did the buckyball experiments in 1999. What we call an electron or a buckyball might in the end have no more reality than a click in a detector, or our brain's reconstruction of photons hitting our retina. "Wave and particle are then just constructs of our mind to facilitate everyday talking," he says."

6 May 2010 at 15:52  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

It might have been more of an act of Providence than we realise.

If Farage beats Bercow but died, the whole election might be void. Death of the speaker is the only action which nullifies the election I think I'm correct in saying.

6 May 2010 at 16:12  
Blogger John R said...

I wish both injured men a full and speedy recovery and hope that Mr F wins his battle against the odious Bercow.

However I have to say that the thoughts about divine providence and the fluffy bunny comments from various contributers need refuting.

Just because you cant explain it ('cos you dont have the scientific or engineering knowledge; exact details of speeds and forces; exact details of the construction of the plane etc) does not mean science is unable to explain it and hence needs to invent a Sky Fairy to help.

Nothing happened today that was in any way inexplicable by the very well understood laws of science. You might not like this but that's the way the whole universe works.

6 May 2010 at 16:13  
Anonymous Oswin said...

John R.....rather a narrow view; if only life was that simple.

Good luck to both Mr. Farage and the pilot.

Just to irk John R. further: the astrologer and psychic, Russell Grant, announced a few days ago, that the Sixth of May was a most inauspicious day on which to hold a general election!

One wonders if Brown will survive the day half so well as Nigel Farage?

6 May 2010 at 16:28  
Blogger English Viking said...

Best wishes and a place in my prayers for the men involved in this horrible crash.


Pay no mind to the idolatrous chirping and muttering of a fat homosexual.

6 May 2010 at 16:57  
Anonymous Old Grumpy said...

YG -

I am minded to recall the story of John Wesley, who, as a small child, was snatched from the upper room of their burning house by a farm labourer (perched on the shoulders of someone else) only seconds before the roof collapsed.

Wesley went on to found the Methodist church.

A number of communicants have expressed doubt as to whether divine providence exists. They are, of course, fully entitled to their views on the matter.

Sometimes, though, one has the impression that blind chance would, indeed, be a fine thing.

6 May 2010 at 16:59  
Anonymous Lumberjack said...

There is a God and He is moving to help the British save themselves from darkness, chaos, and confusion.

Now is the time for all true Britons to break the manacles of European bureaucracy.

6 May 2010 at 17:09  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Farage - He saved you for a purpose:

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Psalm 91

6 May 2010 at 17:17  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Farage:

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Come on Lads! Get rid of that traitor Mr Speaker John Bercow!

6 May 2010 at 17:31  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Oswin (16:28)—…the astrologer and psychic, Russell Grant…

I cherish Victor Meldrew’s description of Grant: a ‘vacuous lump of whale blubber’. My best wishes to the injured.

6 May 2010 at 17:52  
Anonymous Oswin said...

English Viking - oh, ok then, I won't do it again.

I only wish I could vote for Farage directly!

Mind you, our UKIP candidate here, is a member of the local 'pie-eating' team - beat that Bercow!

6 May 2010 at 17:57  
Blogger I am Stan said...

Your Grace,

Shocking photo,it is surely by the grace of God that they all survived.

6 May 2010 at 18:04  
Blogger John R said...


"John R.....rather a narrow view; if only life was that simple"

It is. From quarks to quasars it real isn't an issue. Our knowledge and understanding exapnds and the hidey holes for the Sky Fairy are just squeezed away. But it seems you can't cope with the sheer simplicity of it and need some sort of support to help you along.

There were physical forces aplenty at work this morning, that's all. They happened (thankfully) not have killed either of the guys on board the plane. It really is that simple. Honest.

6 May 2010 at 18:51  
Blogger D. Singh said...

John R

'From quarks to quasars it real[ly] isn't an issue.'

It definitely is.

You are not a scientist. You are not qualified to write on such matters.

6 May 2010 at 18:56  
Blogger John R said...

D Singh "You are not a scientist"

And you know this how? God-given psychic powers presumably.

No evidence so resorting to personal attacks...FAIL

6 May 2010 at 20:31  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr John R

You stated:

'But it seems you can't cope with the sheer simplicity of it...'

Tut, tut, tut: ad hominem attacks will not do old man.

6 May 2010 at 20:37  
Blogger Genaho said...

Nigel...The honesty, sincerity and courage of your stance are an inspiration to many in Britain. One should not blame the man who puts the warning notices up..we neglect these issues at our peril.
I was so sorry to hear of your accident, and wish you and others concerned a speedy and complete recovery
Gerry Fell Harrogate. N.Yorks.

6 May 2010 at 23:05  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Even I have to say that escape was nothing short of miraculous. Wishing them a speedy recovery.

6 May 2010 at 23:05  
Anonymous Oswin said...

John R may be that I've seen a lot more of life than you; not everything falls so neatly into place. One of us will be mightily surprised after death; or rather, neither of us, if you are correct. Happily, I don't believe that you are.

7 May 2010 at 00:29  
Blogger James Bloodworth said...

So this "God" decided to preserve Nigel Farage (almost) unscathed, yet inflicted serious spinal injuries on the pilot? lol Genius.

7 May 2010 at 12:11  
Anonymous len said...

Truly amazing that anyone should survive this crash.
Wishing them a speedy recovery.

8 May 2010 at 09:10  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Well it afforded PC cheerleader Jo Brand a cheap laugh...

8 May 2010 at 09:29  

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