‘The euro has been a catastrophe for Ireland’

One of Brexit’s chief architects, Nigel Farage has been enjoying the salary and perks of an MEP for 20 years. He’s now the leader of the new Brexit Party of eight eurosceptic British MEPs

31st March, 2019

The thick smell of cigarette smoke hits you immediately as you walk into Nigel Farage’s office on the sixth floor of the vast European Parliament building in Strasbourg. His longtime associate, Irishman Hermann Kelly, puffs away as Farage finishes a TV interview. Smoking is so frequent in his office that parliamentary authorities have given up fining him for transgressions.

Farage is the original Brexit bad boy. He has spent 20 years as an...

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