UKIP unveil new leader as ex squaddie Henry Bolton

New Ukip leader Henry Bolton emerged from obscurity to defy the bookies and beat the two front-runners in the contest to replace Paul Nuttall.

The result of the party's leadership election will be announced today at around 5pm at the Ukip conference in Torquay.

He defeated rival Anne Marie Waters, who had provoked controversy with hostile comments about Islam.

Going forward, Bolton says the party will be focused on unification, gaining back control of British politics and pushing its primary platform.

He said: "Without being united, we can not lead".

Alleged gunman admits to shooting at Tennessee church, police say
Blake Langford, 21, got a text from his father telling him not to come to the church where his family attended after the shooting. Police are calling the usher at the church the hero saving "countless lives" for confronting Samson during the incident.

He told the party conference: "Brexit is our core task however, it is not the end of the line".

Some Ukip MEPs have said they would quit if Ms Waters won the election.

Outside of Ukip circles, Bolton is a relative unknown.

The emergence of Ms Waters as a candidate in August prompted MEP Mike Hookem to resign his position as party whip in protest, with the MEP stating that he could not "turn a blind eye" to her "extreme views". Bolton reportedly said he was "fine" with the new design.

Mr Bolton said he believes in "old-fashioned, classical liberalism", but feels it has "lost its way a bit".

SCOTUS to hear case on involuntary union fees
The nation's four largest public sector unions, AFSCME , AFT, NEA and SEIU, criticized the court's acceptance of the case. California teacher Rebecca Friedrichs challenged her union in a similar case that went to the Supreme Court a year ago .

Under Nuttall the party introduced a so-called "integration agenda" aimed at Muslims, including a proposed ban on wearing a full-face veil in public.

UKIP has held its third leadership contest since the European Union referendum - with a shortlist of seven candidates taking part.

There were a total of 12,915 votes cast in the leadership election, compared with the more than 300,000 secured by Jeremy Corbyn when he was re-elected as Labour leader a year ago.

Bolton stood for the Liberal Democrats in the 2005 general election and has worked for the EU.

The party has been riven by splits and disagreements, one of which resulted in MEP Steven Woolfe being taken to hospital after a fight with another Ukip MEP.

NSA briefed White House officials on private email, cellphone risks
The briefings, first reported by Politico , are part of the security training given to every new administration. News about the White House probe angered several White House officials and surprised White House lawyers.

Mr Farage's successor, Diane James, stepped down in October, just 18 days after being elected. The party won no seats and just 1.8% of the national vote, down from the 12.6% of the vote it won in 2015.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Toddler takes popcorn from Prince Harry
Prince Harry was sitting with friends when their young daughter began taking popcorn from him while he wasn't looking. Fortunately for the prince, the adorable perpetrator was only after Harry's popcorn.

Texas at Iowa State
Chris Warren III added a rushing touchdown for the Longhorns (2-2, 1-0), who improved to 13-2 against the Cyclones (2-2, 0-1). The Red Raiders closed out non-conference play with a 27-24 not-as-close-as-the-score-indicates victory at Houston.

'Tumor' turns out to be toy man had inhaled as a boy
In case of infection, doctors may prescribe antibiotics and breathing therapy, according to an article by The New York Times. The unique case was detailed in the BMJ Case Reports journal, which explained why a toy ended up inside Baxter's lungs.

Manchester City announce Mendy's injury by cutting in the crucifixion
Mendy then played in the games against Liverpool, Feyenoord, Watford and Palace, with City keeping clean sheets in each one. Following the procedure, Mendy posted a picture on Twitter, with the caption: 'Surgery done: Jese and I nailed it.

Unilever making up to S.Korean skincare company
The company's main brand is AHC, and it also sell whitening products. Unilever has plans to grow its personal portfolio.

Bills stun Falcons with 23-17 win
Jones was a first round fantasy pick in many leagues, while Sanu had become a reliable second or third receiver in fantasy. The Bills are 3-1 on the season and have retaken sole possession of the AFC East through four weeks of play.

Mozilla looks to challenge Chrome with Firefox Quantum
To reflect all these under-the-hood improvements, we've refined and rebuilt Firefox's user interface through our Photon project . Indeed, the last three releases ( Firefox 53 , Firefox 54 , and Firefox 55 ) have all included Quantum improvements.

More than 120000 flee rumbling Bali volcano
Around 122,500 people have fled the island, said Nyoman Parwata, an official at the disaster mitigation agency in Bali . Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire and has 127 active volcanoes - more than any other country.

'Our Policy Has Not Changed': Washington Distances Itself its Israel Ambassador
Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters that the ambassador's comments should "not be read as a shift in United States policy". Friedman's remarks are "very bad news for the future of any American attempt to make peace in the Middle East", Shaath added.

Cowboys stars go missing in flawless Storm
In defence they'll make sure they have at least one defender chopping his legs out from underneath him. It's a rare year when both grand finalists can leave the arena acclaimed for their achievements.

Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions
The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between USA ports be carried by American owned-and-operated ships. He said he has been speaking with members of Congress from both parties who have supported an emergency waiver.

Federation Internationale de Football Association set to relax ban on war dead commemorations at games
The new rule will reportedly go through ahead of England's upcoming friendly against Germany, which will be played on November 10. FIFA's stance resulted in widespread condemnation in Britain, with Prime Minister Theresa May calling it " utterly outrageous ".

United Nations head welcomes Saudi move letting women drive
There's a lot of work that still needs to be done in order to achieve gender equality in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, is a Muslim monarchy ruled according to Shariah law.

Victims in El Capitan rockfall Wednesday are from Great Britain
Sixteen people have been killed and more than 100 people have been hurt by rockfalls since park records began in 1857. It had been 18 years since the last rockfall-related fatality in Yosemite National Park, officials said.

European Union to impose more economic sanctions on North Korea
Security experts and North Korean defectors have placed the numbers in North Korea's cyber army in the thousands. He also mocked Kim Jong-un with a disparaging nickname, saying: "Rocket man is on a suicide mission".


More News

News
More News