Dave is chasing Boris across the Pond and onto the set of the Letterman Show, but Mr Steerpike understands that the prime minister is not the only British party leader heading stateside today.
On the back of UKIP’s most successful ever party conference, Nigel Farage is on his way for a lap of honour around Wall Street for a series of meetings with expat hedgies, traders and fund managers. Sources close to our man in pinstripes tell me that his popularity over there is phenomenal and that he’s got a packed twenty-nine hours.
To prove the point, Farage has been granted a rare meeting with the brains behind the market-moving ZeroHedge website. Farage is having breakfast tomorrow morning with Daniel Ivandjiiski, who goes under the pseudonym of ‘Tyler Durdan’, the protagonist of Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club made famous by Brad Pitt’s silver screen portrayal. ZeroHedge broke the Goldman Sachs ‘flash trading’ scandal in 2009 and have been long time cheerleaders of Farage’s blunt dealings with Brussels. Last week the site asked: ‘is Nigel Farage bailing the EU out one fine at a time?’
While Cameron will be telling inane anecdotes about the special relationship on CBS, Farage will be telling it like it is on Fox News.