Is Nigel Farage planning a move to Jersey or Guernsey?

- Advertisement -

NIGEL Farage could be considering a move to the Channel Islands…

The former UKIP leader told ITV’s Robert Peston this week that he may make the journey across the water – if Brexit was a failure.

The TV host asked: ‘You also famously said that if you were persuaded that Brexit had definitively failed that you would move abroad. Where would you fancy living?’

Without hesitation, Mr Farage responded: ‘Oh, the Channel Islands.’

The clip received mixed responses on social media, with Robbie Andrews writing on Twitter: ‘As a Jerseyman speaking… Guernsey can have him’.

In turn, a user called Peter Cunneen suggested the Minquiers as a possible home.

Mr Farage has spent time in Guernsey’s Cock and Bull Pub, and spoke to the JEP in a Saturday Interview in March 2013.

As he was campaigning for Brexit at the time, he spoke in emotive terms about what he saw as the EU’s attempts to overpower the UK government.

Why should Jersey – already outside the EU at the time, but linked to it through Protocol 3 of the UK’s 1973 Treaty of Accession – care about the EU?, he was asked.

Mr Farage answered that the EU was harmful to the financial sector.

His advice for Jersey at the time was to stick with the UK.

After the interview, he was spotted ‘lighting up with a small gaggle of office smokers near Church House’. Maybe he will be joining them again soon…

External Relations Minister Philip Ozouf reacted to Mr Farage’s interview by saying that the former political leader’s ‘external perspective would be informative’, and added a ‘folded hands’ emoji, which is generally used to say please or thank you.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest Stories

- Advertisement -

UK News

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Read the latest free supplements

Read the Town Crier, Le Rocher and a whole host of other subjects like mortgage advice, business, cycling, travel and property.