Ex-Ukip leader quits in protest

Western Mail - - UK&WORLD NEWS -

UKIP MEP and for­mer leader Paul Nut­tall has quit the party.

Mr Nut­tall is the lat­est prom­i­nent fig­ure to leave Ukip in protest at its di­rec­tion un­der leader Ger­ard Bat­ten.

Mr Bat­ten has drawn crit­i­cism for ap­point­ing po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist and English De­fence League founder Tommy Robinson as an ad­viser.

Mr Nut­tall said: “I am re­sign­ing be­cause the party is be­ing taken in a di­rec­tion which I be­lieve is harm­ful to Brexit.”

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