FARAGE RAPS MAY OVER U.S. HELP BID

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NIGEL Farage has at­tacked Theresa May’s re­fusal to use him as a go-be­tween with U.S. Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump as “non­sense”.

The in­terim UKIP leader, who was the first for­eign politi­cian to meet the con­tro­ver­sial ty­coon since his elec­tion suc­cess, said “petty per­sonal dif­fer­ences” should be set aside.

Num­ber 10 dis­missed sug­ges­tions that Mr Farage might be­come the “third per­son” in the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Mr Trump and the Prime Min­is­ter, in­sist­ing the Govern­ment al­ready has “well-es­tab­lished” chan­nels of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. But Mr Farage told ITV’s

Good Morn­ing Bri­tain: “Are they sug­gest­ing that they sack all civil ser­vants, sack all min­is­ters and the Prime Min­is­ter does every­thing? It’s non­sense, isn’t it?

“This Govern­ment has got a mas­sive job to do with Brexit...all I have said is ‘I’ve got some con­nec­tions, I’d like to help’.”

Mr Farage, who claimed he had been “bom­barded” with calls from busi­nesses seek­ing his help to strike up a re­la­tion­ship with the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion, said: “If Govern­ment pol­icy is to se­cure a free trade deal with the USA, if I can help make that hap­pen I will do so.”

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