'I have no regrets about being poor,' says £85,000 a year taxpayer funded Nigel Farage

The four time Ukip leader said his friends from the City were now worth '£300 or £400' million

Tom Peck
Friday 09 December 2016 19:07
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Farage also said Donald Trump 'represents the right things for America and the west.'
Farage also said Donald Trump 'represents the right things for America and the west.'

Nigel Farage said he has ‘no regrets about being poor’ after leaving the City for Ukip in the early nineties.

In an intervew with The Telegraph, the four-time former Ukip leader said "some of my very clever friends" from his time in the City are now worth "£300 or £400" million.

Pressed on whether an MEP’s salary of £85,000 plus expenses and had left him poor, he said: "Look, I’m 52, I have no regrets. I’m not poor, but I don’t drive smart cars, I don’t go on fancy holidays. All my money has gone on my kids’ education."

"I had lunch with a friend on Sunday, he’s worth 60 (million). Some of my very clever friends are worth 300 or 400. I have no regrets about being poor,” he said.

Mr Farage said he still had offers to return to the City but ‘"I need to do exciting things."

He admitted his support for Donald Trump had caused his "biggest ever rift with Ukip."

Mr Farage said: "There were several things he said on the campaign trail I didn’t like. Dealing with protesters, the total ban on Muslims, the women thing, of course I don’t agree with that.

"I don’t agree with everything he says, but do I think he represents the right things for America and the West? Yes, and I never doubted that."

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