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Paul Nuttall resigns as Ukip leader after abysmal election performance


Paul Nuttalls from Ukips, as he was famously once coined by comedian Stewart Lee, has resigned effective immediately as leader of the party he absolutely insists is ‘more relevant than ever’.

Given all the – warranted – focus on Corbyn’s remarkable performance, which has left parliament hanging like every Labour Party member that saw the night through in the pub, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Ukip had a truly terrible day at the polls.

Let’s not overlook it. 

Ukip failed to claim a single seat in Westminster, taking 3,308 votes in Boston and Skegness – more than 10,000 fewer than the party's result in 2015. That was enough to prompt the 40-year-old Merseysider to announce he was stepping down from the job he only took in November of last year. 

As you might expect, there wasn’t much sympathy for Nuttall on social media as it became clear that people weren’t particularly fussed about a party that exists solely to rant endlessly about Britain leaving the European Union, something that was confirmed as impending nearly an entire year ago. In fact, as a tribute to the widespread support, Nuttall appears to have deleted his Twitter account. 

“It is clear that Ukip requires a new focus, new ideas and a new energy – and it is there amongst out ranks,” Nuttall told reporters, assuring them that Ukip would continue to be the ‘guard dogs of Brexit’. “I think, regardless of the score last night, I have laid the foundations for the future in this General Election campaign but it will be for someone else to build on those.”

As for his successor, it’s rumoured that Donald Trump’s pint-swigging BFF Nigel Farage *could*, for roughly the 36th time, surge in to rescue the party he made famous. 

How exciting… 

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