LONDON | Farage calls for UKIP leader’s ouster over far-right links
LONDON — Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is calling for the party’s current chief to be ousted for appointing far-right activist Tommy Robinson as an adviser.
UKIP chief Gerard Batten says English Defense League founder Robinson — whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon — is his special adviser on “rape gangs and prison reform.”
Under Farage, the Euroskeptic party played a major role in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.