- Title: Brexit campaigner Farage to attend Trump inauguration
- Date: 5th January 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) FARAGE AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) UKIP CARETAKER LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "It is Brexit that directly led to the establishment getting beaten on the 8th of November and Donald J. Trump about to take the presidency. We were the inspiration behind much of that."
- Embargoed: 20th January 2017 11:06
- Keywords: Donald Trump Nigel Farage Brexit Innaugration
- Location: BOURNEMOUTH & LONDON, ENLAND, UK / JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI & MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA
- City: BOURNEMOUTH & LONDON, ENLAND, UK / JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI & MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0085XT0LZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, who has said he wants to be a bridge between the British government and the new U.S. administration, will attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this month.
Farage will attend the event as a guest of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) spoke at a Trump rally in Mississippi during the U.S. presidential campaign. He was the first British politician to meet the president-elect after his victory, ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Farage spent decades campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union and helped to force then Prime Minister David Cameron to call the June 2016 referendum that resulted in the Brexit vote.
Trump has said Farage would be great as Britain's envoy to Washington, but the British government has dismissed the suggestion.
Asked if he would be attending Trump's inauguration on January 20, Farage told Sky News: "I certainly am, I can't wait."
"The governor of Mississippi has invited me and I'm there for a few days and it's going to be a great, historic event. In America they've had a political revolution and it's complete; the problem in Britain is our revolution is not complete because the same people are still in charge."
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