Former Ukip deputy chair Suzanne Evans quits party over Tommy Robinson appointment
The party’s former health spokeswoman – who wrote the party's 2015 – said she had cancelled her membership following a refusal from party chiefs to call a vote of no confidence in Ukip leader Gerard Batten.
Mr Batten was facing calls to stand down over his decision to appoint Mr Robinson – a prominent anti-Islam activist and former leader of the English Defence League – as an adviser on rape gangs and prison reform.
In a statement, Ms Evans slammed the Ukip leader for the “perverse direction” said he was taking the party in, saying: "Enough is enough."
Ms Evans added: "I was hoping, yesterday, that sense would prevail; that Ukip’s National Executive Committee would call for a ‘no confidence’ vote in Batten, so the party could be prevented from taking a devastatingly wrong turn.
"But if even those elected to represent ordinary members won’t protect Ukip from a leader who appears hell bent on destroying it from within, then there is no hope left.”
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“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
Ukip leader Gerard Batten denies reports that he is plotting to install EDL founder Tommy Robinson at head of his party
'kinell.out in the hills, london, United Kingdom, about 9 hours ago
at last. someone to vote for.
phillp67, who knows any more, United Kingdom, about 9 hours ago
Ohhhh tommy tommyy!!!
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