NEW YORK, United States – Breitbart London can exclusively reveal that UKIP leader Nigel Farage and News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch met in private this week, following hotly on the heels of Douglas Carswell MP’s defection away from the Conservative Party and into Team Farage.
The meeting took place at Murdoch’s private office in the NewsCorp building in Manhattan after Mr Farage had finishing taping segments for the Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto shows.
Breitbart London can report that following a live interview at the Cavuto show, the host paused for an advertisement break, turned to Mr Farage and said, “Sir… The boss wants to see you. The big boss”.
The message was relayed to him from Mr Murdoch’s office, at which point the UKIP leader was whisked upstairs for lengthy talks.
Rupert Murdoch is known to still be heavily involved in the running of his multibillion dollar news empire, evidenced by the fact that he was aware of Mr Farage’s taping of a pre-record on the ground floor in the middle of the day.
The news of the meeting will likely send shock waves through Westminster’s political and media elite, as Mr Murdoch usually saves such encounters for politicians that he plans to back ahead of a General Election.
He and his newspaper ‘The Sun‘ are often referred to as the king-makers of the 1997 General Election in the UK where Tony Blair swept to power and subsequently won three elections.
The incident also coincides with rumours of more Tory defections to UKIP. Mr Farage is in the United States for meetings with voter turnout and canvassing experts, as well as doing a handful of U.S. media.