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Raheem Kassam had been second favourite in the Ukip leadership race [Image: Neil Hall/Reuters].

Raheem Kassam had been second favourite in the Ukip leadership race [Image: Neil Hall/Reuters].

And good riddance. Do you know how many people he has told to “F*** off” (he didn’t self-censor, mind) on his Twitter feed?

Now he can f*** off as well.

Raheem Kassam, Nigel Farage’s former chief of staff, has withdrawn from the race to be Ukip leader, leaving just Paul Nuttall and Suzanne Evans in the running.

The rightwing journalist had been the most colourful contender in the field, expressing admiration for the US presidential candidate Donald Trump and gaining the backing of the major Ukip donor Arron Banks.

Despite causing controversy over comments in which he suggested Nicola Sturgeon should tape her legs shut and described Evans as a wrinkly ginger bird, he became the second favourite to win behind Nuttall.

Source: Raheem Kassam pulls out of Ukip leadership contest | Politics | The Guardian

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