Has Nigel Farage killed Ukip with his Brexit Party?

Brexit Explained: With the launch of a new Eurosceptic party, Ukip’s former leader may have dealt his old party a fatal blow

Jon Stone
Tuesday 16 April 2019 17:17 BST
Nigel Farage attends Brexit Party launch event in Coventry: 'the fightback begins today'

With several more defections to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, Ukip has been left with just five MEPs ahead of the European parliament elections at the end of May, in which the new party will also stand. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

It is two-and-a-half years since Farage quit as Ukip leader, though he remained by far the most prominent member of the party. However, he chose not to rejoin in his fight for Brexit at these elections.

Why has Farage set up a new party?

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