Ukip leader quits over far-right link

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BY SHAUN CON­NOLLY UKIP’S Scot­tish leader David Coburn has quit the party in dis­gust over the party’s links to the far-right.

The MEP has slammed the “English na­tion­al­ist di­rec­tion” adopted by the party.

Ex-UK leader Paul Nut­tall has also quit the party.

Ukip’s most high-pro­file fig­ure, Nigel Farage, quit the party ear­lier this week af­ter call­ing for leader Ger­ard Bat­ten to be ousted over the ap­point­ment of far-right ac­tivist Tommy Robinson as an ad­viser on rape gangs and prison re­form.

Coburn said: “The party has been in­fil­trated by peo­ple with an al­ter­na­tive agenda, which is not the one on which I stood when I was elected and sadly does not rep­re­sent the val­ues for which Ukip once stood.”


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