Leader of Britain's pro-Brexit UKIP party quits after just 18 days

October 5, 2016 10:40 AM

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Leader of Britain's pro-Brexit UKIP party quits after just 18 days

BIRMINGHAM, England The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party, Diane James, has resigned after only 18 days, throwing the populist party into turmoil only three months after it was on the winning side of the Brexit vote.

Although the June 23 vote represented success in UKIP's 25-year quest to see Britain leave the EU, it also triggered the resignation of its leader Nigel Farage and an existential crisis about what its new long-term mission should be.

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