Breitbart London Editor Raheem Kassam: ‘Maybe’ I’ll Run For UKIP Leader

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In the wake of UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage’s resignation on Monday, Breitbart London’s Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam has told the BBC that he is considering a bid for the party’s leadership. Speaking with Evan Davis on Newsnight, Kassam refused to rule out running for the position as other candidates considered their bids. Davis asked Kassam, “Are you running for leader?” to which Kassam replied, “Maybe. Maybe. We’ll see”. UKIP’s Assembly Member Peter Whittle, who joined Kassam for the segment, is also believed to be running, as is Steven Woolfe MEP, Paul Nuttall MEP, Diane James MEP, and others. The news follows the response from Douglas Carswell MP’s reaction to Mr. Farage’s resignation. Initially, Mr. Carswell tweeted a smiley face with sunglasses, which many in the party’s upper echelons took offence to considering how Mr. Farage took the party to being the third largest in UK politics, as well as leading the country out of the European Union. Speaking later to the BBC, Mr. Carswell said that UKIP should have no role in post-Brexit negotiations, and said that his Conservative Party colleagues Michael Gove, Chris Grayling, Daniel Hannan, and Matthew Elliott should lead the way forward. He also said