Controversial ex-leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, has been ridiculed after stating he plans to take his bumper EU pension.

“Of course I would take it. I have said that from day one. Why should my family and others suffer even more?” Farage said while appearing on the Andrew Marr show.

As an MEP, Farage, 53 is entitled to a taxpayer-funded pension of £73,000 when he reaches the age of 63.

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said Farage’s attitude was unbelievable.

“Nigel Farage is a shameless hyprocite,” he said.

“He rails against the so-called EU gravy train, but is happy to cash in when it suits him.

“No doubt he also secretly backs the £50 billion Brexit divorce bill that includes money to pay for his EU pension.”

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