Trouble at the Farage family dinner table as one of Nigel Farage's sons could vote against Brexit

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage may be looking for some quality father-son time before the EU referendum this June, as he claims his son is backing Remain.

Farage Sr had something of a senior moment last week when he accidently tweeted support for David Cameron and the campaign to stay in the EU.

But now it looks like Farage Jr really is rebelling against his father's eurosceptic campaign and plans to vote for Britain to stay in the EU this summer.

Nigel Farage told ITV last night that his clean-shirted son is being influenced heavily by his employer on Brexit.

"I've got a son who works for one of the corporates and he's been told: 'You must vote to remain part of this otherwise terrible things will happen'".

This sounds like a very overbearing company policy, so The Capitalist caught up with one of the "big corporates" that one of Nigel's two sons Thomas and Samuel work for to demand an explanation.

City blood runs deep through the Farage family: Thomas Farage is reportedly a trader in the Square Mile, while Samuel Farage, who studied at Exeter University before training to become an accountant, now works for KPMG.

The audit firm insists it won't take a stand either way. It does argue leaving the EU would mean fewer new homes being built in the future, but much like HSBC's take on staff politics, KPMG says it isn't up to them how staff vote.

A spokesperson said: "​KPMG is not taking a political stance in the EU referendum and we are absolutely not seeking to influence how our staff choose to vote.

"We are proactively providing information and facts on both sides of the debate so that our employees can make their own decision on how to vote and also understand the issues so they can speak in an informed way to our clients."

Speaking to The Capitalist, Farage reassured us that his sons' opinions, differing or otherwise, are their own at the end of the day.

Farage said: "I deeply regret that the employment of a family member was raised on The Agenda.

It was not my choice. In answering, I jokily batted the question away. This was part of a debate about attitudes of corporate companies versus entrepreneurs. There is no suggestion of coercion by any employer."

Perhaps the his business-savvy offspring should head to Shoreditch and start their own companies instead?

Corporate coercion or not, it's clearly a sore subject at the Farage household. Asked by ITV's Tom Bradby if Brexit is a popular topic around the family dinner table, the UKIP leader laughed and said: "No, no no...politics is best left out of it."

How true.

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