Farage leaves UKIP

Nigel Farage has left UKIP, the party he spent years building from nothing to a big political force.

He has been damning of Leader Gerard Batten’s decision to ally with Tommy Robinson.

Farage has written for The Telegraph: “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.”