Sorry Dave, it’s Boris and Farage for Charlie Brooks

19 July 2014

The other darling of the CLA Game Fair — alongside former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson — was Charlie Brooks (aka Mr Rebekah Wade), who appears to be back on the country scene in a big way.

‘I’m a big fan of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage’, the former litigant tells me. ‘I’ve always been a convert to be honest, which tells you what I make of politicians these days’.


Curiously, it turns out Farage’s pub landlord was a juror in the Brooks’ recent trial, a fact that only came to light when the Ukip leader met Brooks for the first time on Friday.

‘You talked all sorts of nonsense, but you seem to have got away with it,’ joked one well wisher to Brooks over lunch. The racehorse trainer and writer carefully explained that his chum was talking about standing in at the last minute in a debate about the EU, rather than anything else.

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  • sara

    Too, too ghastly, as Margaret Drabble once said.
    خرید و فروش خودرو

    کرکره برقی

  • sara

    Seeing someone doesn’t mean you know WHO they are.

    پنجره دو جداره


  • Thats_news

    Sailing close to the wind of the Contempt of Court Act. God. How daring that must make you feel.

  • Phil Whittington

    I’m not sure giving clues to the identity of jurors in high profile cases is a great idea. If jurors in the future think there’s a chance their identity could be revealed, it’s less likely they will consider the evidence in a disinterested fashion.

    • channel.fog

      Don’t follow your logic. All the defendants always know who the jurors are – they see them every day.

      • Objective Saxon

        Seeing someone doesn’t mean you know WHO they are.

  • Thomtids

    Mr. Farage was not on trial. Can you imagine if you had forbidden bounds of friendship excluding potential Jurors? No. A non-story.

  • fathomwest

    What on earth are you implying? Perhaps you should either make an official complaint to the Attorney General OR quickly apologise before Mr Brooks, Mr Farage and the said Landlord sue both you and this magazine.
    This is getting worse than The Star!

  • timinsingapore

    Of all the things that might worry ‘Dave’ at the present time, I rather doubt if this is high on the list.
    And how can that fat chap say he has ‘always been a convert’? Contradiction in terms.
    Too, too ghastly, as Margaret Drabble once said.

  • Tom W Huxley

    I’m surprised Farage doesn’t own his own property portfolio. He is a politician isn’t he?

    • Wessex Man

      Don’t we all?

  • Adam Carter

    I don’t think Mr. Brooks was a litigant, was he?

    • RoadrunnerNick

      No, it is a poor choice of word by Steerpike.

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