Nigel Farage admits two of his children have German passports

Sean Morrison
Nigel Farage was a defining figure in the push for Britain’s departure from the European Union (file photo): EPA

Nigel Farage has admitted that two of his children possess German passports, meaning they will maintain their EU free movement rights after Brexit.

The former Ukip leader, a defining figure in the push for Britain’s departure from the EU, said his children’s German links are “important to them”.

Mr Farage has four children, two with wife Kirsten Mehr, a German national. The pair separated last year.

In an interview with Nick Clegg on the former deputy Prime Minister’s podcast Anger Management, Mr Farage said his children spoke “perfect German”.

But he denied they felt as European as they did British.

“That link to the German side of their family is clearly important to them, but their identity, if it comes to a football game, it’s pretty clear what side they’re going to actually support,” he told the show.

His comments came after Mr Farage last year rejected claims he was attempting to apply for a dual-German citizenship, branding the speculation as “complete rubbish.

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