NIGEL Farage has said the battle to see Britain leave the EU has left him alone and "skint" at the age of 53.
The former UKIP leader revealed his fixation on Brexit has scuppered his love life and his wallet – not to mention almost killing him in a now infamous plane crash during the 2010 General Election.
In an interview with the Daily Mail the dad-of-four lamented the price paid by his family for his single minded obsession.
He said: "I think I’ve just been pretty obsessed fighting this cause to the detriment of almost everything else. For the past ten years, it’s been a seven-day-a-week obsession and everything else has fallen into second place."
His children appeared to be top of that list as he added: "My kids could have had a bit more of me."
The politician revealed his children from two failed relationships have paid the price of the Farage surname as the country clashed over Brexit, adding that attention they've attracted has been "unfair".
Wife Kirsten Mehr – the mum of his two daughters aged 17 and 12 – revealed earlier this year that they were living separate lives amid rumours of affairs.
Last month former aide Annabelle Fuller claimed she and Farage had a "decade-long affair" which was hushed up so not to "derail Brexit".
And, it's not just his personal life that's been damaged Farage told the Mail his finances were in a sorry state.
He said: "There’s no money in politics, particularly doing it the way I’ve done it — 20 years of spending more than you earn.
"I have big expenses — lots of kids to pay for and things like that."
It was recently reported that he has re-mortgaged his £600,000 Kent home to fund a house for his wife and younger kids following their split.
After resigning as leader of Ukip last year Farage has taken a small step out of the spotlight, stopping what he called "this helter-skelter non-thinking life".
The former city trader, who became an MEP in 1999, continues to claim it was a life he didn't want, saying he entered politics through "duty".
In the months since his resignation Farage – famous for conducting press conferences from the bar of a pub while clutching a pint – says he has cut back on his drinking.
Moving on to the Brexit negotiations he said believed there was "more to be optimistic than pessimistic about", despite being "annoyed" by the concessions made by the Government.
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