UKIP in 'hell of a mess', says party donor

UKIP in 'hell of a mess', says party donor


Since the Brexit vote, the party has seen Mr Farage quit as leader, Diane James elected new leader only to step down 18 days later, and Steven Woolfe rise as favoured leadership candidate, only to quit the party after a dust-up in the European Parliament building with fellow UKIP MEP Mike Hookem.

The latest leadership race looks likely to come down to a straight fight between Suzanne Evans and Paul Nuttall, which Mr Banks said the thought Mr Nuttall would win.

He said that while he liked the former deputy leader of the party he was not sure he was the man to tackle the problems facing UKIP.

Mr Banks said that Mr Farage had said he would return to lead the party but "only if Mrs May flunked Brexit" and while he said he thought a comeback unlikely "but you can never tell."



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