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New leader: The Braine at the head of UKIP.

This is a perfect disaster.

The new leader of UKIP is…

Wait for it…

Dick Braine.

What possesses parents to inflict such cruelty on their children, almost from birth?

We could hope that his political acumen is of a far higher quality than his unfortunate nomenclature.

But then again, he’s in UKIP – so even that hope is probably forlorn.

Richard Braine has been elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

In a ballot of members, Mr Braine received 53% of the vote – more than double that of his closest rival.

Mr Braine was the favoured candidate of his predecessor, Gerard Batten, who resigned after UKIP’s poor performance in the European elections in May.

The chairman of the party’s West London branch, he beat Freddy Vachha, who won 20% of the vote, Ben Walker, on 14% and ex-deputy leader Mike Hookem, on 13%.

Source: UKIP: Richard Braine elected as party leader – BBC News

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