The Talking Clock posts that Gerard Batten has formed an electoral pact with Tim Congdon, the latter who is standing for Leader - and that as part of this 'pact' Gerard Batten has withdrawn his candidacy for that position.
"In a brief form of the statement, Tim Congdon tells potential supporters: "Tim Congdon and Gerard Batten have announced that they will be working together in a joint bid for the leadership of the UK Independence Party. Gerard Batten has decided to stand down and to support the candidature of Tim Congdon. If Tim Congdon is elected Leader of the UK Independence Party, he will appoint Gerard Batten as Deputy Leader and Head of Policy Development."
Follow the links in TTC's post to read the statements by Batten and Congdon.
So now we will have the Farage/Nuttall camps in open warfare with the Batten/Congdon camps.
TTC ends his post:
"This is a race that just got a darn sight more interesting..."And, I would venture, 'bloody'.............. FFS UKIP!