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I wish the Tory Party had “gone full Ukip”—but it barely accepts the Brexit vote

The man who served as Ukip’s Press Secretary for 13 years says his party never prevaricated like this

By Gawain Towler  

A UKIP rosette featuring the new logo at the UKIP National Conference at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay.

On 23rd June 2016, the masses of the UK chose not to listen to their betters. They voted to Leave the European Union. Politicians, academics, and journalists took to the newspapers, television studios and social media in panic. For once, it was they who had been ignored. A vision championed by Ukip, that rag-tag bunch of fruitcakes, had triumphed.

I was Ukip’s press secretary for 13 years, and know how instrumental Nigel Farage was in the result. The mainstream media branded him “deeply xenophobic and…

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