Nigel Farage Gets Strayed By Crowd At British Curry Awards

The former Ukip leader was among a host of stars as well as some of the country’s top chefs and Indian restaurants celebrating the nation’s favourite dish. It’s not the first time Farage has attended the curry awards, telling the braying crowd: ‘Thank you for sponsoring my salary for all these years.’

His quip wasn’t enough to win over the industry experts, with the event’s MC telling him: ‘We’re up against it now Nigel.’ Mirror reporter Mikey Smith, who was at the awards, posted a clip of Farage’s humiliating moment on stage to Twitter.

And Farage wasn’t the only political figure spotted in the crowds. Transport secretary Chris Grayling, Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis and Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable – who reluctantly shared a table with the Ukip MEP – were all in attendance. As were comedian Russell Brand and former goalkeeper David Seaman.

While presenting an award, Brand decided to poke fun at politics, making Grayling squirm by saying: ‘Look this is amazing, we’re in Battersea Park, this is incredible, we’re in an oasis. ‘It’s as if Brexit doesn’t exist.

‘Look at us, we’re just eating curry. We’re going to be high as kites… on paprika.’ The awards, now in their 14th year, come during the first ever British Curry Week, aimed at honouring the creators of curry. The inaugural event runs from until Sunday, December 2, and aims to highlight the impact the cuisine has had on British culture. Restaurants across the UK will be doing what they do best to showcase the sector, which is worth upwards of an estimated £4 billion to the economy.

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His quip wasn’t enough to win over the industry experts, with the event’s MC telling him: ‘We’re up against it now Nigel.’ Mirror reporter Mikey Smith, who was at the awards, posted a clip of Farage’s humiliating moment on stage to Twitter.

And Farage wasn’t the only political figure spotted in the crowds. Transport secretary Chris Grayling, Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis and Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable – who reluctantly shared a table with the Ukip MEP – were all in attendance. As were comedian Russell Brand and former goalkeeper David Seaman.

While presenting an award, Brand decided to poke fun at politics, making Grayling squirm by saying: ‘Look this is amazing, we’re in Battersea Park, this is incredible, we’re in an oasis. ‘It’s as if Brexit doesn’t exist.

Look at us, we’re just eating curry. We’re going to be high as kites… on paprika.’ The awards, now in their 14th year, come during the first ever British Curry Week, aimed at honouring the creators of curry. The inaugural event runs from until Sunday, December 2, and aims to highlight the impact the cuisine has had on British culture. Restaurants across the UK will be doing what they do best to showcase the sector, which is worth upwards of an estimated £4 billion to the economy.

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