With his UKIP troops poised to take Westminster by storm, nagging doubts have been voiced after Nigel Farage appeared in public sporting a moustache reminiscent of that belonging to prominent German politician Adolf Hitler.
Amazingly it was clear from his demeanour at the Rochester hustings that the right wing leader had no idea of the similarity his upper lip bore to the Nazi leader.
In a bizarre local radio interview, Farage was asked about his moustache. “It’s jolly good, isn’t it?” he said, stroking the fresh growth. “I’m doing it for the Movember charity which raises funds for men without balls or something. Our PR people thought it would be a good idea.”
Once the interviewer had grasped the concept of UKIP actually having PR people, he asked “Did they specify what shape of moustache you should grow?” to which Herr Farage replied “No, I chose this myself.”
“It’s more difficult than you think,” he continued. “I didn’t want to look Hispanic so a droopy moustache was out of the question, and a double barrelled effort would be rather old Tory. So that left me with the spivvy pencil, the wispy Mandelson or the toothbrush; which I eventually chose.”
Slightly exasperated, the interviewer tried again to get Farage to recognise the Hilter similarity by asking “When you look in the mirror in the morning are you reminded of anyone?”
“Oh no,” said a suddenly concerned Farage, “you don’t think it makes me look like Charlie Chaplin, do you?”