The new leader of the British nationalists and a fan of Putin resigned after 18 days after taking office
The Chairman of the party United Kingdom independence (UKIP), which actively advocated the separation of great Britain from the European Union, has decided to retire after only 18 days of his tenure as leader. Diane James in his Twitter posted a statement which said that she was leaving due to lack of support from party members.
James also explained his decision to “personal” reasons. “It has become clear that I do not have sufficient authority and full support of their colleagues in the European Parliament and in the party for the implementation of those changes which I consider necessary and on which I built my campaign,” she wrote.
While Diane James is going to maintain the mandate of MEP. According to DW, the British media wrote that James felt uncomfortable in the role of Chairman of UKIP after she spat in one of the stations.
Add that Diane James openly admired the Russian President Vladimir Putin. She called him a strong leader, putting on a par with Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. In an interview on BBC1, it is actually named Putin as his political hero, reports InoPressa, citing an article by The Guardian.
Prior to that, she also expressed sympathy to the Russian leader. “I admire him for the way he stands for his country. He is a true nationalist, said James radio interview for LBC. He’s a very strong leader. He puts Russia first, and disgusted with the way the EU has contributed to the change of government in Ukraine, in his opinion, endangering lives in the country of the Russians.”
We will remind, it has replaced on a post of the leader of the British nationalist Nigel Farage, successfully ruled the party for decades. It is not excluded that the charismatic Faraj will return to the post of Chairman of UKIP. Sam Faraj said earlier that his resignation was the right step against the decision of the majority of British exit from the EU.
“I’ve never been and never wanted to be a career politician. The purpose of my political activity was the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union”, – he stressed. In a referendum on the question of a British exit from the EU with a minimum margin win supporters of Brexit, scoring 51.9% of the votes. After the announcement of the results of the referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron, the conservative leader, has resigned.