Ukip leader resigns after just 18 days
Nigel Farage ‘back in charge’ after Diane James quits
NIGEL FARAGE claimed he is still in charge of Ukip yesterday after a leadership shambles was triggered by the “resignation” of Diane James just 18 days after she took the helm.
While the party panics in finding a permanent successor, Mr Farage said that the Electoral Commission had confirmed that Ms James had never been leader because her registration papers could not be processed properly.
She had written “under duress” in Latin on the official leadership form, suggesting Ms James was not willing to rule the party from the start.
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