Friday 22 September 2017

Farage egged in street as wife reveals split

Eggs are thrown at Nigel Farage, left, as he greets Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, second left, in Stoke, England yesterday. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA
Eggs are thrown at Nigel Farage, left, as he greets Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, second left, in Stoke, England yesterday. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Danny Boyle

Nigel Farage was forced to dodge a flying egg yesterday as his wife revealed the couple have been living "separate lives for years".

The former Ukip leader had denied claims he was having an affair with a French politician 15 years his junior.

Later in the day, the MEP was pelted by a youth as he arrived at a public meeting in Stoke-On-Trent with Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.

Kirsten Farage disclosed in a statement that her husband moved out of their family home in Kent "a while ago".

Her announcement came in the wake of revelations that Laure Ferrari, a 37-year-old former waitress, has been sharing the weekday home of Mr Farage (52) in London's Chelsea. She was photographed on Friday morning putting out the bins at the three-storey rented Georgian property shortly after Mr Farage left in his chauffeur-driven Land Rover.

Mr Farage has dismissed as "crackers" suggestions that he is having an affair with Ms Ferrari, the executive director of a think-tank.

He and his wife married in 1999, after Mr Farage's divorce from his first wife, and have two daughters.

Ms Ferrari heads a think tank at the centre of an investigation into the alleged misspending of European Union funding of Ukip, according to reports. Mr Farage told the newspaper that he was helping her out because she needed accommodation and had nowhere else to stay.

Irish Independent

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