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# Britain
'Was your wife taking someone else's job?': It got a bit awkward for UKIP's Nigel Farage today
The BBC’s Nick Robinson subjected the controversial MEP to a grilling at an event today.

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UKIP LEADER NIGEL Farage got into an awkward exchange with a journalist while on the campaign trail today.

The controversial MEP was asked by the BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson whether his German wife is taking a British person’s job by being as employed as his secretary.

Robinson cited Farage’s constant warning about Europeans taking British jobs and asked whether the UKIP leader’s wife was herself taking someone else’s job.

Farage, unsurprisingly, didn’t see it that way, saying that he didn’t think anybody else would want the job of being in his house at midnight and briefing him.

Robinson persisted: “You employ a German woman to work in your office. She happens to be your wife, she happens to spend many hundreds of thousands of British taxpayers’ money. How do you justify it?

Farage insisted that his situation with his wife is “very different” to people coming to Britain and “flooding the lower ends of the labour market”.

He said nobody else could do the job unless they married him.

Watch the full exchange on the BBC website >

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