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    Farage Says Ready to Help UK 'in Any Way'

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    UK Independence Party (UKIP) acting leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday he was ready to help the United Kingdom "in any way" following US President-elect Donald Trump remark that he would be a great ambassador to the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Trump said on Monday that Farage could "do a great job" acting as UK ambassador to the United States and many people would like to see him in the office.

    “It's all a bit of a shock to me. No one had mentioned the idea to me but I have good relations with his team and if I could help the UK in any way I would,” Farage said, as quoted by the BBC.

    He added that Trump was a “serious anglophile” and a friend of the United Kingdom.

    However, the UK government rejected the suggestion saying that there were no vacancies for Farage.

    On November 8, Trump managed to come ahead of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections, securing at least 290 electoral votes despite most of the analysts and opinion polls predicting his defeat. Trump's inauguration will be held on January 20, 2017.

    Farage, who advocated for the United Kingdom’s leaving the European Union, welcomed the Trump's victory, calling it and Brexit "two big political revolutions" of 2016. Similarly to the US Presidency vote many pollsters and bookmakers failed to predict the result of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom in June.

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