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Nigel Farage quits Ukip

Nigel Farage quits Ukip
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Nigel Farage has quit Ukip. The three-time leader of the party said he was walking away in protest at its courting of Tommy Robinson under Gerard Batten. Farage announced his departure in an article for the Telegraph. He said:

'With a heavy heart, and after all my years of devotion to the party, I am leaving Ukip today. There is a huge space for a Brexit party in British politics, but it won’t be filled by UKIP.'

It’s been said many times before but Mr S thinks this really could be the end of Ukip…

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