Farage rules out peerage 'at this moment in time'

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Nigel Farage has ruled out accepting a peerage and sitting in the House of Lords - at least until he gets "old".

It comes after Theresa May on Wednesday refused to say whether talks had taken place over a peerage for the 52-year-old interim Ukip leader.

But Mr Farage, who has failed in several attempts to get elected to the Commons, has now ruled out accepting a seat in the Lords.

He told BBC Radio 4's Any Questions: "A, it's not going to happen and B, it's not what I want in my life at this moment in time.

"When I'm old, you know, I might think about it."

Mr Farage became the first British politician to meet US President-elect Donald Trump and believes his "connections" could be useful to the Government if it wants to secure a trade deal with the US.

Ukip has three peers in the House of Lords: Lord Pearson of Rannoch, Lord Willoughby de Broke, and Lord Stevens of Ludgate.