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Party 'Altercation' Puts UK Pol in Hospital

But Steven Woolfe is apparently improving after apparent face punch in UKIP fracas

(Newser) - A UK politician said by the Telegraph to be the favorite in the race for leadership of Nigel Farage's UKIP party is in the hospital after sources tell Sky News he was punched in the face during a skirmish with UKIP members Thursday. "I deeply regret that following... More »

Top Brexiter Abruptly Makes His Own Exit

Nigel Farage quits as leader of UKIP, leaving UK leadership in more turmoil

(Newser) - The head of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, resigned Monday as party leader, arguing that he's achieved his political ambition of having Britain leave the European Union. Farage was instrumental in the Brexit, reports the AP , championing the issue of immigration. A criticized campaign poster featuring thousands of... More »

'British Weiner' Quits Over Paisley PJs Photo

'I have been a complete fool,' says Brooks Newmark

(Newser) - Britain's Conservative Party kicked off its annual conference with a healthy round of embarrassment: The party's minister for civil society has stepped down amid an Anthony Weiner-like sex scandal, reports the BBC . Brooks Newmark, who is married with five children, resigned from his post after it emerged that... More »

Far-Right Surges in EU Parliament

Key 'Euroskeptic' groups make big gains

(Newser) - Europe's parliamentary elections have resulted in big gains for those opposed to European Union power, including far-right parties in France, the UK, and Greece, the BBC reports. "The people have spoken loud and clear," said the leader of France's National Front, Marine Le Pen. "They... More »

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