Paul Nuttall has been elected leader of Ukip by an overwhelming margin and said he will set the party’s sights on winning over disenchanted Labour voters.
Opinion: Western politics is on the brink; the brink of a right-wing takeover if recent elections can be assumed to show an ongoing trend.
Here in the UK Ukip is trying to reinvent itself and Monday announced its new leader of the party.
Paul Nuttall, 39, a veteran Ukip politician was elected party leader by a majority of 60% of those eligible to vote.
Nigel Farage announced he was stepping down from politics in June following his successful and divisive BRexit campaign but his retirement was short-lived.
The party elected Diane James as leader but she appeared a reluctant winner.
She ultimately stepped down weeks later before she had even been officially ensconced as leader. She has since quit Ukip vowing to stay as an MEP but as an independent.
Farage was back as interim leader but flitting about spending some time in the USA supporting Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, appearing at one of this rallies and it was claimed coaching him.
As Farage is still an elected MEP riding the EU gravy train you have to assume he took some time to work in the European Parliament too.
Elected new party leader Monday Nuttall talked about putting the GREAT back in Britain, taking a leaf out of Trump's campaign script, and Ukip being the party of working people but that is all it was - talk.
Ukip should be dead in the water post BRexit but as the British government posture and procrastinate Ukip are tapping into BRexit uncertainties.
The big political winner in the UK will be the right-wing of politics.
Ukip is a right-wing political party looking at how to win votes. It is now using similar rhetoric to Trump who conned ordinary working people in the USA into believing he was somehow a man of the people.
It was a great con but still has to play out.
If Ukip were to have electoral success in the UK it would be right-wing success and it could be at the expense of the Labour Party.
BRexit continues to divide communities and even families and it will until it is allowed to run its course.
With news of another legal challenge on the cards, this time to allow the UK to stay in the single market, it is we the people who will be worst hit.
We live in ordinary communities and if or is that when the proverbial hits the fan expect a covering.
The Guardian report says;
Currently Ukip only has political clout in the EU parliament.
Talk of a second referendum and delayed BRexit add to political chaos in the UK with the Tory Party the big winner