Vote Leave Watch responds to Diane James' election as Ukip leader

Responding to Diane James' election today as leader of Ukip, Tom Brake MP, Patron of Vote Leave Watch, said:

"It's just typical of Nigel Farage to crash the car and then walk away, handing the keys to someone else.

"His leadership of Ukip may be over, but the toxic legacy of division he leaves behind is not.

"Diane James is as responsible as anybody for the dishonest campaign run by the Leavers. Now she must answer the big question - whether Ukip will campaign for Leave promises like spending £350 million on the NHS to be kept, or whether they will drop it and hope the country forgets their broken promises.

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