There probably aren't many things that Nigel Farage and Barack Obama can agree on, aside from a shared love of golf perhaps, but it appears they now share a mutual disdain for "political correctness".

That's right. While it may be a usual line trotted by those on the political right, the supposedly liberal US president appears to think they may well have a point.

Speaking at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Obama reflected on the comments of Republican candidate Ben Carson who suggested that colleges with a particular political bent should have their funding reduced.

Ben Carson, Republican candidate (Picture: Getty)

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