Paul Nuttall resigns: 'Nigel Farage can be the next leader of UKIP if he wants to', says MEP Patrick O'Flynn

Paul Nuttall resigns: 'Nigel Farage can be the next leader of UKIP if he wants to', says MEP Patrick O'Flynn

Patrick O'Flynn said Nigel Farage could be UKIP leader again (Stock image)

Friday, June 9, 2017

If Nigel Farage wants to be the next leader of UKIP he will be able to, according to UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn.

Paul Nuttall has announced that he is resigning as the leader of UKIP after the party didn't win any seats in the general election.

UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "If Nigel [Farage] wanted to be the next leader of UKIP, Nigel can be the next leader of UKIP.

"I do think potentially both Paul [Nuttall] and Nigel Farage are right that UKIP is more relevant in terms of getting back to our primary purpose of fighting for the cleanest Brexit possible."

He believes that Brexit is "now in jeopardy as Theresa May has made a huge mistake" and that the Conservatives must be held to the manifesto the party published.

O'Flynn added: "Labour yes, was a Brexit manifesto but rather more vague about the nature of that Brexit."

The MEP thinks many people who voted to leave now "trust Theresa May rather less with Brexit today than they did yesterday."

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