Paul Nuttall has continued to insist that his party has a “very bright” future - despite the party suffering a wipeout in this week’s local elections.
He said: “When people are angry, when people feel like they’ve been let down, when people feel like they’re not getting the Brexit that they wanted or they voted for on June 23, where are they going to go?
“They’re going to return to UKIP, so the future of UKIP is very bright indeed.
“UKIP could well be bigger than it ever has been.”
He added that losing council seats to the Tories was “always going to happen”.
Ukip lost all but one of its county council seats.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Nuttall also insisted that Ukip were “victims of our own success”.
Nuttall said he is happy for to Ukip lose seats to the Conservative Party if it means Brexit happens.
Despite his confidence in the party, it seemed Nuttall’s comments left many somewhat unconvinced…
Arron Banks, one of the party’s biggest donors, said that if Ukip was a racing car, Nuttall had “crashed the car, at the first bend of the race, into the crowd, killing the driver and spectators”.