Nigel Farage’s communication problem

Nigel Farage's communication problem
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Nigel Farage found himself in the news over the weekend after his former aide claimed she was told to keep her 'relationship' with Farage secret at all costs – to help save Brexit. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Annabelle Fuller alleged that she and Farage had a relationship dating from 2004 until October last year – describing it as grossly inappropriate and damaging to her mental wellbeing.

In response to the claims, the former Ukip leader neither confirmed nor denied the story – simply saying that he had 'always tried to help her, recognising that she had ability, and prevented her from being fired on several occasions.'

So, given the state of play, Mr S was curious to learn that Fuller is still listed as Farage's go-to woman on his website. On the Ukip MEP's contact page, Fuller is cited as his contact for any media inquiries – even listing her contact details:

No doubt Fuller will be on hand to provide much enlightenment to the journalists who want to know more about Farage...

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