Nut­tall joins Ukip ex­o­dus

Daily Express - - For Brexit - By Macer Hall

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

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