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Nigel Farage, leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London, tells the press he can't remember why he was there

A plague of sudden onset political amnesia is sweeping the globe. The latest victim: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage who — upon visiting the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living under asylum — abruptly forgot why he was in the building in the first place:

[Farage] spent around 40 minutes in the [the embassy] and left at noon, accompanied by an aide.

Approached by BuzzFeed News as he left to get into a car waiting round the corner, Farage said he couldn't remember what he had been doing in the building.

Asked specifically if he had gone to the Knightsbridge building to meet with Assange, Farage said: "I never discuss where I go or who I see." [BuzzFeed News]

When will someone come up with a cure for this dibilitating syndrome?