UK Brexit-Backer Nigel Farage to Attend Trump Inauguration

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inaBritish anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president.

Farage, one of Trump’s strongest U.K. supporters, told Sky News that he had been invited by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. He called the Jan. 20 ceremony in Washington “a great, historic event” and Trump’s election “a political revolution.”

Farage led the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party until November, and was a key player in Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. He sees Trump as an anti-establishment ally, and visited the president-elect soon after the Nov. 8 U.S. vote.

Despite his animosity to the EU, Farage has been a member of the European Parliament since 1999. Starting next week he will also host a daily radio phone-in show on London’s LBC, the station announced Thursday.

(AP)




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  1. The man’s become somewhat of a legend in the UK. Very popular indeed. Defied the pro – EU/ pro Arab/Anti Israel doom and gloom merchants in Brussels and at home, who said that the UK would fall straight back into recession – nothing like that (even close) happened. Trump is very similar and is also a popular choice in the eyes of the Brits.