Farage hits back at finger insult

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Defence Minister Anna Soubry provoked outrage this morning when she said Ukip leader Nigel Farage “looks like somebody has put their finger up his bottom”.

The Tory clearly surprised fellow guests when she made the remarks during a light-hearted discussion at the end of a Sunday morning television programme.

Ms Soubry was sat alongside impressionist Rory Bremner, who was doing an impression of Mr Farage, on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show.

Making a gesture with her finger and laughing, she said: “I always think he looks like somebody has put their finger up his bottom and he really rather likes it.”

Mr Farage said he was left “astonished” and incredulous by the “remarkable foul-mouthed attack” from the Minister.