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Newsline: Alleged sighting of Brexit leader at German embassy sparks EU citizenship speculation

A reported sighting of Nigel Farage queuing at the German embassy has prompted fevered, but probably inaccurate, speculation on social media that the Eurosceptic former Ukip leader could be applying for dual citizenship. A spokesman said he could not contact Farage – whose wife, Kirsten Mehr, is German – so was unable to confirm whether he had even been at the embassy when a Facebook user reported seeing him. “There is absolutely nothing at this point to corroborate that he was actually there,” the spokesman said. “So far, all there is to suggest this is one Facebook post. Since when does one Facebook post make a story?” Sources close to Farage subsequently said the suggestion he might be applying for dual nationality was not true.



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