nigel farage's background is literally the city. him and a bunch of his cronies hedged heavily in the currency markets over brexit.
farage even went on tv in the immediate run-up to the brexit result, on the night, and suggested heavily that he thought they'd lost. meanwhile a bunch of last-minute hedges and calls were being made in the background so that they could all profit maximally from the swing in the currency. literally manipulating the markets live on television. utterly shameless.
none of the 'patriots' and big-money men behind brexit, i.e. arron 'kremlin kompromat' banks, are genuinely invested in 'taking back freedom'. it has always been about money.
even the 'reasoned' and 'respectable' face of the conservative's euroskeptics, i.e. those whose best-case scenario is to make the UK more like a european version of singapore, can hardly be said to be thinking about the man in the street. capitalist utopias like singapore are pretty good at sweeping the poor common man off the street, out of sight of the ultra-rich.