UK gov­ern­ment re­jects Farage’s am­bi­tion to be link to Trump

Ar­gues he would be ideal

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment says it doesn’t need mav­er­ick anti-Euro­pean politi­cian Nigel Farage to be its go-be­tween with the in­com­ing Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Se­nior fig­ures in Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment re­jected the idea yes­ter­day af­ter Farage, for­mer leader of the United King­dom In­de­pen­dence Party, ar­gued he would be ideal given his bond formed on the US pres­i­den­tial cam­paign trail with Trump. Farage told BBC ra­dio: “I can help to be a bridge be­tween the gov­ern­ment ... and not just Don­ald Trump, but his team and his ad­min­is­tra­tion. I would like to do that.” In­ter­na­tional Trade Sec­re­tary Liam Fox re­torted Sun­day that Bri­tain has “a per­fectly good am­bas­sador in Wash­ing­ton.”

The US pres­i­dent-elect met Farage last month at Trump Tower and tweeted that Farage would make an ex­cel­lent am­bas­sador to the United States.

—AFP

NEW YORK: In this Satur­day, Nov 12, 2016 file photo, UK In­de­pen­dence Party leader Nigel Farage smiles as he ar­rives at Trump Tower.

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