On Channel 4 News, yesterday, 21 June 2013, Nigel Farage feigned ignorance about whether the Isle of Man is actually offshore, declaring:
Well, it is difficult to define whether it is off-shore or not.
How odd. It was all so clear to him on 21 May 2013 when he spoke in the European Parliament about legal tax avoidance and how EU employees manage to pay next to no tax at all due to the frauds allowed by the EU. He made clear the distinction (from around 25 seconds in on the clip below) between the UK and the entities of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands as he spoke of the wedge being driven between them in regard to taxation policies.
Perhaps when he was talking to Michael Crick, Farage was suffering from some form of amnesia.
No doubt he has one of those ‘cheeky chappie’ explanations that will make it all clear.