Nick Robinson with Nigel Farage
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Nigel Farage says German wife is not taking Briton's job

22 April 2014 Last updated at 15:03 BST

The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, was asked whether his wife, who is German, was taking a British person's job by being employed as his secretary.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson put the question at the launch of UKIP's European elections poster campaign warning about Europeans taking British jobs.

Mr Farage said "nobody else could do that job", working unsociable hours seven days a week.

He said it was "very different" to the hundreds of thousands of people "flooding" the lower end of the labour market.