Former Ukip deputy says that Nigel Farage is 'least trusted' voice on Europe

The least trusted voice for the 'In' side is Tony Blair, according to the report

Nigel Farage has responded to a report which branded him one of the ‘least trusted voices on Europe.’

Mr Farage said that he “couldn’t care less” about the comments, which were highlighted by United Kingdom Indpendence Party (Ukip) MEP Suzanne Evans at a fringe event campaigning to leave the European Union in Llandudno, North Wales, ITV reports.

Around 30 people attended the event, which took place at the same time as a larger ‘Grassroots Out’ rally that Mr Farage was attending. 

The other least trusted voice on European Union membership is Tony Blair, for the ‘In’ side, the report said.

Ms Evans was sacked from her role as deputy party chair last week. She was sharing a platform with Ukip’s only MP in the House of Commons, Douglas Carswell. 

She said to an audience that the report “found that the two least trusted voices on Europe are Tony Blair, which isn’t surprising, and also Nigel Farage.”

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Suzanne Evans and Nigel Farage in April (Getty)

Ms Evans continued: “You might not like it, and I don’t like it either, but that is what the book says. They suggest you don’t put Ukip branding on campaign materials.”

“They say really even if you love Nigel Farage and you love Ukip, it’s best not mention it unless somebody else mentions it instead.”

She added that she was simply sharing “fact-based research” with the audience.

Responding to questions about the event’s proceedings, Mr Farage said: "I couldn't care less, I'm not interested. We've got the biggest set of elections we've ever had to fight across the United Kingdom, a referendum."

Ms Evans has been criticised for the comments. 

“This is astonishing and disappointing from a former party official. The Out movement needs to be united and inclusive and needs to make a positive case for leaving,” former Ukip director Steve Stanbury told Breitbart London

A referendum will take place on June 23 to decide if Britain will continue as a member of the European Union.

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