A fake job advert seeking a PA for Nigel Farage has attracted hundreds of responses, according to a leading recruitment firm.
The advert was posted by a recruitment firm, Xpat Jobs, after the Ukip leader said that only his wife – who is German – was capable of fulfilling the role.
Mr Farage claimed that his wife was earning “a very modest salary for working extremely unsociable hours for me and being available up to seven days a week”.
The revelation has come on the back of UKIP launching a poster campaign warning that unemployed Europeans wanted to take British jobs.
Rhys Maddock, director of Xpat Jobs, said: “After seeing the Nigel Farage interview, we knew that what he was saying was just not true. We have knowledge of the UK and European employment market and know that there are plenty of qualified applicants that would be more than willing to put in the hours.”
The recruiter said it received 764 applications – including 649 from British nationals – in the space of 12 hours.
Ukip has received criticism over posters calling on people to “take back control of our country”, with some opponents calling the campaign ‘racist’.