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Nigel Farage says he was hoaxed into ‘Up the Ra’ birthday greeting

Nigel Farage has said he was duped into ending a paid for birthday greeting by saying “Up the Ra”.

Farage, who is the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and Brexiteer, joined Cameo – a video sharing platform to which he offers to record messages for money.

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Farage said in a birthday greeting: “This message is for Brian Ó Céileachair, Brexiteer, and I hope you have a great birthday. This comes from your good friend Aidan. Now, it’s a bit early in the day, so all I’ve got, actually, is coffee. But I hope you enjoy a few pints with the lads tonight. Up the Ra!”

O Céileachair posted the video on social media saying: “Quite possibly the best birthday present I’ve ever gotten courtesy of Aidan Hart and my mate Nigel Farage.”

Farage said: “If I saw ‘Up the ’Ra!’ I would have looked at that as something very innocent, and wouldn’t have even known there was an implication to it.”

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Asked if he would have read the message if he knew it supported the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Farage replied: “Are you joking? I had a face-to-face death threat from them.”

IMAGE – “Nigel Farage” by Gage Skidmore (CCBYSA2.0)

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