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Nigel Farage Named Briton Of The Year By "The Times"

And not everyone agrees...

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This morning The Times announced that their "Briton of the year" is UKIP party leader Nigel Farage.

He seems to have taken it as a compliment.

Despite all, The Times has named me Briton of the year. Attacks aside, I am grateful. Thank you. http://t.co/6gqGvjoPVL

Nigel Farage@Nigel_FarageFollow

Despite all, The Times has named me Briton of the year. Attacks aside, I am grateful. Thank you. http://t.co/6gqGvjoPVL

8:57 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lots of people don't agree with The Times.

So, #TheTimes has made @Nigel_Farage their Briton of the year.

Paul@MPCmonkeyFollow

So, #TheTimes has made @Nigel_Farage their Briton of the year.

12:26 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Literally anyone other than Farage would have been a better choice

Pez@Becky_PerrinFollow

Literally anyone other than Farage would have been a better choice

12:22 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nigel Farage man of the year?! Stop the planet, I want to get off.

Amy@thisisamy_Follow

Nigel Farage man of the year?! Stop the planet, I want to get off.

9:47 AM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Times has named Nigel Farage as 'Briton of the Year'. So I wrote to cancel my subscription. Pls do the same.

James Rhodes@JRhodesPianistFollow

The Times has named Nigel Farage as 'Briton of the Year'. So I wrote to cancel my subscription. Pls do the same.

2:09 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people managed to see the funny side.

Nigel Farage? Really @thetimes http://t.co/mocxN7T2XU

Lucy Tuna Perk@OnceHadAShopFollow

Nigel Farage? Really @thetimes http://t.co/mocxN7T2XU

12:51 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dear The Times, my left bollock with a smiley face drawn on it is more deserving of 'Man of the Year' than Nigel Farage!!

Malcolm Tucker@MTucker_No10Follow

Dear The Times, my left bollock with a smiley face drawn on it is more deserving of 'Man of the Year' than Nigel Farage!!

9:54 AM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Times is trolling everyone with the Farage/Man of the year story.

parryphernalia@parryphernaliaFollow

The Times is trolling everyone with the Farage/Man of the year story.

11:16 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ah. They’ve amended it. RT @Nathannn_n_n: @profanityswan

Andy Dawson@profanityswanFollow

Ah. They’ve amended it. RT @Nathannn_n_n: @profanityswan

9:37 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lots of people made this comparison.

The Times names Farage as #BritonOfTheYear Time Magazine once name Hitler as man of the year. Didn't that end well!

Anthony Hamilton@1974HamiltonFollow

The Times names Farage as #BritonOfTheYear Time Magazine once name Hitler as man of the year. Didn't that end well!

11:32 AM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We were all reminded that this isn't the first time an award may have been given to the wrong person.

And Stalin got Time Man of the Year - twice - in 1939 and 1942. #Farage

Graeme Douglas@graemedouglasFollow

And Stalin got Time Man of the Year - twice - in 1939 and 1942. #Farage

12:41 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nigel Farage supported the annual boxing day hunt yesterday, which made even more people angry.

Man of the year? Man of the people? Is this some kind of sick joke?

sparky@MarkMobile68Follow

Man of the year? Man of the people? Is this some kind of sick joke?

11:27 AM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There having been some serious suggestions of people much more deserving for the title "Briton of the year."

The Times has named Nigel Farage Briton of the year. Not murdered aid worker Alan Henning. Not Ebola nurse William Pooley. Nigel. Farage.

Larry the Cat@Number10catFollow

The Times has named Nigel Farage Briton of the year.
Not murdered aid worker Alan Henning.
Not Ebola nurse William Pooley.
Nigel. Farage.

10:48 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why isn't Stephen Sutton Brit of the year and not Farage...disgraceful

Mandi Riseman@Mandi_TinkerFollow

Why isn't Stephen Sutton Brit of the year and not Farage...disgraceful

12:38 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now that Nigel Farage has this honour, suggestions of other people who have been overlooked came flooding in.

Nigel Farage as Briton of the Year. That’s like giving Josef Fritzl an award for “World’s Greatest Dad”.

Dave Jones@WelshGasDocFollow

Nigel Farage as Briton of the Year.

That’s like giving Josef Fritzl an award for “World’s Greatest Dad”.

10:54 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2014: Blair Philanthropist of the year (GQ) + top gay icon (Gay Times). Farage Briton of the year (Times). Mugabe humanitarian award next?

Tim Boddy@timjboddyFollow

2014: Blair Philanthropist of the year (GQ) + top gay icon (Gay Times). Farage Briton of the year (Times). Mugabe humanitarian award next?

12:45 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Farage voted Briton of the year? On the same train of thought I'm guessing Ebola won African of the year?

Comedy Terrorist@ComedyterroristFollow

Farage voted Briton of the year? On the same train of thought I'm guessing Ebola won African of the year?

12:32 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some suggested that Farage isn't exactly a typical man of our time.

The Times names Nigel Farage as Briton of the year. The year in question is 1958.

SimonNRicketts@SimonNRickettsFollow

The Times names Nigel Farage as Briton of the year. The year in question is 1958.

12:28 AM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It appears the Times has named Nigel Farage its Briton of the Year, under the mistaken impression that he lives in 2014.

Tim Gray@messagewordsFollow

It appears the Times has named Nigel Farage its Briton of the Year, under the mistaken impression that he lives in 2014.

12:46 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In their defence, Times employees pointed out that the Briton of the year award was not intended as an endorsement of Farage's views, merely a recognition of his impact on news.

But, obviously, that did nothing to stem the tide of Twitter outrage.

I feel like my timeline's version of the Christmas Truce was that no one mentioned Nigel Farage for 48 hours. Normal service now resumed.

Helen Lewis@helenlewisFollow

I feel like my timeline's version of the Christmas Truce was that no one mentioned Nigel Farage for 48 hours. Normal service now resumed.

10:11 AM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Times Briton of Year 2014 Farage 2013 Osborne 2012 Coe 2011 Salmond. Please tell @rupertmurdoch that non-politicians can be great too

Tom Pride@ThomasPrideFollow

Times Briton of Year 2014 Farage 2013 Osborne 2012 Coe 2011 Salmond.
Please tell @rupertmurdoch that non-politicians can be great too

1:42 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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