Fox News Hires Nigel Farage as Contributor

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Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has expanded his portfolio of media positions as Fox News announces they have signed him as a contributor.

In a statement released as President-elect Donald Trump prepared to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Fox News said Mr. Farage would be offering political analysis on their daytime and primetime programming. They said:

NEW YORK — JANUARY 20, 2017— FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed former United Kingdom Independence Party Leader (UKIP) Nigel Farage as a contributor. In this role, he will offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming.

The announcement comes just days after Mr. Farage started his own nightly show on London’s LBC talk radio. Commenting before the first programme, Mr. Farage said the show would be “full of opinions, callers and reaction, as well as my nightly Final Thought on the events of the day”.

The latest editions of the daily LBC show have been broadcast from the United States as Mr. Farage has been in Washington D.C. during the run-up to the Presidential inauguration.

Speaking during a party he co-hosted to celebrate Trump’s inauguration on Thursday night, Mr. Farage said: “Through most of my life, what happens in America in terms of social trends or developments, we follow, four or five years later. America is the leader. Now I would like to think, in my own little way, that what we did with Brexit was the beginning of what is going to turn out to be a global revolution, and that Trump’s victory is a part of that”

“Trump becoming the President of the U.S.A. is Brexit-plus-plus-plus”.

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