Nigel Farage was speaking this evening at a DUP event in Ballymena, alongside DUP MPs Ian Paisley Jr, Sammy Wilson and Paul Girvan:
While there, he may have been filling in application forms.
Rumours are strengthening in Northern Ireland that he – and former UKIP funder Arron Banks – are about to join the DUP, in spite of Farage’s attempts to quash them during a Sky News appearance earlier today.
A Northern Irish source told the SKWAWKBOX:
It’s looking more likely. The reward for Farage would probably be a safe seat in Northern Ireland, probably in the Ballymena bible belt.
Of course, if it happens, the obvious irony in Farage joining a political party dedicated to keeping its territory in a political union with a larger landmass that around half its inhabitants want to escape from will not be lost on many.
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