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Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage quits Eurosceptic UKIP party

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Nigel Farage, reacts at a 'Leave Means Leave' rally in September 2018
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The former leader of the UK's right-wing UKIP party, Nigel Farage, has said he was leaving the party on Tuesday.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph newspaper, the pro-Brexit campaigner said the United Kingdom Independence Party had become unrecognisable because of the "fixation" with the anti-Muslim policies under current leader, Gerard Batten.

During his time as head, Farage had put pressure on former Prime Minister David Cameron to promise a Brexit referendum and was a key figure in the campaign to leave the EU.

Frage said: “There is a huge space for a Brexit party in British politics, but it won't be filled by UKIP.”

He also condemned the UKIP leader for a decision to appoint the far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson as a party advisor.

"The very idea of Tommy Robinson being at the centre of the Brexit debate is too awful to contemplate.

“And so, with a heavy heart, and after all my years of devotion to the party, I am leaving UKIP today", Farage wrote.

The former UKIP leader has repeatedly taunted EU leaders in his position as MEP over what he called the "Brexit revolution".

He was a party member for 25 years.

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