UKIP’S Scottish leader David Coburn will stand as a candidate to replace Paul Nuttall in the party’s top job, he announced yesterday, saying he aimed to return it to the “good old days.”
The MEP said he wanted to stop “single-issue loonies” and had “had enough of pashmina-sofa politics” within the party.
He has faced widespread condemnation in recent years for crass outbursts, for example likening Scottish government minister Humza Yousaf to convicted hate preacher Abu Hamza.
Mr Coburn tweeted: “I am announcing my candidacy for Ukip Leader this time to stop Entryists Diletantes and Single issue loonies i have had enough [sic].
“I have had enough of pashmina sofa politics pushed on Ukip I want a return to the good old days [sic].”
And Ukip candidate Anne Marie Waters, who faced deselection after calling Islam evil, reportedly threw her hat into the ring at a far-right rally on Sunday.