Ukip in turmoil as leader Diane James quits after just 18 days
The UK Independence Party has been thrown into disarray after the shock resignation of leader Diane James after just 18 days in charge.
Ms James cited "personal and professional" reasons for her decision, saying that she had not been given sufficient authority to force through changes she wanted to make to the party.
It is also thought that her husband's ill-health and a recent incident in which she was "badly shaken up" after being verbally abused and spat at in a central London street may have played a role in persuading her to step down.
Confusion surrounded her... read more
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