Farage taunts May with ‘am­bas­sador’s re­cep­tion’ jibe

The Star (Kenya) - - News World -

Nigel Farage, the Brexit cam­paigner who US Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump said would be great as Bri­tain’s en­voy to Wash­ing­ton, taunted Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May with a mock am­bas­sador’s re­cep­tion com­plete with cho­co­late and cham­pagne.

May’s gov­ern­ment dis­missed Trump’s sug­ges­tion this week of “Am­bas­sador Farage” say­ing there was no va­cancy as Kim Dar­roch is cur­rently serv­ing as am­bas­sador to Wash­ing­ton.

But at a party at Lon­don’s Ritz ho­tel, Farage was cheered by his fi­nan­cial back­ers be­fore of­fer­ing guests pyra­mids of Fer­rero Rocher choco­lates, a jok­ing ref­er­ence to a long-run­ning Bri­tish ‘am­bas­sador’s re­cep­tion’ TV ad­vert which cast the gold-foiled con­fec­tion as the del­i­cacy of choice for diplo­mats.

Farage praised what he called “the po­lit­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion” that had brought Brexit and then the elec­tion of Trump, who Farage sup­ported at a po­lit­i­cal rally be­fore his vic­tory. “For those that are here who aren’t par­tic­u­larly happy with what’s hap­pened in 2016, I’ve got some re­ally bad news for you: It’s go­ing to get a bloody sight worse next year,” he said.

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