Nuttall joins Ukip exodus
FORMER Ukip leader Paul Nuttall became the latest MEP to quit the anti-Brussels party yesterday in a row about links to the far-Right.
He followed Nigel Farage out of the party in protest at anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson being appointed as an adviser to leader Gerard Batten.
Peter Whittle, a Ukip member of the London Assembly, also quit the party yesterday.
Mr Batten has drawn criticism for appointing political activist and English Defence League founder Mr Robinson as an adviser on rape gangs and prison reform.
In his resignation letter, Mr Nuttall said: “I am resigning because the party is being taken in a direction which I believe is harmful to Brexit.”
The move came as Ukip’s leader in Scotland, MEP David Coburn, also resigned in protest at the “English nationalist direction” adopted by the party.
Fears...MEP Paul Nuttall