British far-right leader Dick Braine resigns

Richard Braine has only been leader of Britain's far-right UK Independence Party for three months, and he's already calling it quits.

Mr Braine's resignation comes a week after he was suspended by UKIP over allegations of data theft, which he denies. In a letter, Mr Braine said he had been been "prevented from building a successful leadership team by blocked appointments".

"I did not join UKIP in order to waste time on internal conflict, but I have found myself powerless to prevent a purge of good members from the party.

Things went badly for him from the outset, after snubbing his own party's conference and failing to resolve internal splits and weak polling.

Potential candidates to replace Braine include Penis Cerebellum and Beefspear Graymatter.