Wednesday’s political round-up

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Theresa May's visit to Germany in July 2016. Theresa May’s visit to Germany in July 2016.

UKIP leader Diane James to stand down; Farage back in

UKIP leader Diane James has announced her resignation as leader of the UKIP party after only 18 days in charge. She was elected as leader of the party after Nigel Farage stepped down in the wake of the vote for the UK to leave the EU.

Ex-leader Nigel Farage has announced that he will step back into the UKIP party as leader for his third stint to replace Diane James.

Mrs James is the latest politician in a long line of pro-Brexit politicians to step down after the British public voted to leave the EU back in June. There has been mixed reports from the party, with some citing her husband’s ill health as the reason for her standing down and others saying she was reluctant to be leader from the start.

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