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UKIP MEP quits as whip over anti-Islam candidate

A senior UKIP MEP has resigned as deputy whip in the European Parliament over support within the party for an anti-Islam campaigner. Anne Marie Waters, who founded the Sharia Watch pressure group and has called Islam “evil”, has been allowed to stand in UKIP’s leadership election. Mike Hookem said he was not prepared to “turn a blind eye” to extremism. He resigned after UKIP chief whip Stuart Agnew declared his support for Ms Waters. In a letter to interim UKIP leader Steve Crowther – sent before Ms Waters was passed ...

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Steve Scalise: Republican House whip shot and wounded

Media playback is unsupported on your device A top US Republican was among five people wounded in a “multiple shooting” during baseball practice in an upmarket Washington DC suburb. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit but expected to survive after the early morning attack at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. Two police officers who engaged in a shootout with the attacker were reportedly among the wounded. Police said the gunman was among five people taken to hospital. Latest updates Alexandria police tweeted: “Suspect is in custody and ...

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