Up the RA Meaning – Nigel Farage says he was tricked into finishing a paid-for birthday welcoming by saying “Up the ‘Ra!”
Recently the main Brexiteer, previous top of the United Kingdom Independence Party, and, presently, GB News have joined Cameo, a video-sharing stage through which he gives to record individual directives for individuals from the general population as a trade-off for an expense of €87. He says that he dismisses any unsatisfactory messages however that one once in a while falls through the screening system.
Up the RA Meaning Urban Dictionary
Irish Republican expression of help or consolation of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA, IRA, and so on)
Up the RA!
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Farage utilizes the conservative trademark in a birthday welcoming in which he says:
“This message is for Brian Kelleher, Brexiteer, and I hope you have a great birthday. This comes from your good friend Aidan. Now, it’s a bit early in the day, so all I’ve got, actually, is coffee. But I hope you enjoy a few pints with the lads tonight. Up the ’Ra!”
“Up” in this setting is an outflow of help, similar to the Spanish “Viva” (e.g., “¡Viva Barcelona!”). “The ‘Ra” is a sort of shorthand shoptalk for “the IRA.” So the whole expression is an announcement of help for the IRA, and all the more explicitly for the Provisional IRA (established 1969).
Individuals who don’t uphold the PIRA (i.e., the vast majority from the island of Ireland) discover the motto disagreeable or hostile.