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Kindred spirits? Nigel Farage wants Jean-Claude Juncker as his drinking buddy

Kindred spirits? Nigel Farage wants Jean-Claude Juncker as his drinking buddy
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Nigel Farage wrote in the Spectator of his struggle to complete Dry January, while Jean-Claude Juncker is reported to be partial to a glass of cognac to kick start the day. So it came as little surprise to Mr Steerpike that the leader of Ukip named the President of the European Commission as his preferred drinking partner.

Asked by Jim Mellon of Master Investor who out of David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, Jean-Claude Juncker, Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush, he would most like to go for a pint with, Farage opted for Juncker.

'Oh Juncker every time, top man . I don’t agree with him politically, but I tell you something, he’s got a terrific sense of humour, he’s a real human being – very few people in politics are.'

During the interview, Farage went on to dismiss any suggestion that Al Murray could cause him problems in South Thanet. 'It’s all ridiculous nonsense. He’s got a tour coming up its free publicity for him,' Farage says of the FUKP candidate.

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    Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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