Sunday 11 December 2016

Nigel Farage: 'If I was asked by an Irish Eurosceptic party to come and help, I'd be there like a shot'

Cian Murray

Published 13/09/2016 | 19:42

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage has indicated that he would be happy to help an Irish Eurosceptic party if asked.

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Speaking on The Last Word with Matt Cooper today, Farage indicated that he would be happy to help a political party in any European country that was considering exiting the Union.

"If I was asked by an Irish Eurosceptic party to come and help them, I'd be there like a shot.

"Indeed this autumn I am travelling around many other European countries helping other European movements that want the same things we want," he said.

He also backed the Irish government in their decision to appeal the Apple tax decision.

"This pretty shocking decision by the European Commision. An all out assault on Irish tax soverignty.

"I am totally on the side of the Irish government... when a government and a business shake hands, a deal is a deal," he added. 

Farage, who is stepping down as UKIP leader this Friday, also dismissed the idea that he would run in any upcoming by-election

The MEP also shared his views on the upcoming US Presidential election. 

He said: "If you vote for Hilary Clinton, you're voting for more of the same... I think [Donald Trump] is fighting a much more disciplined campaign [than he was]."

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