Diane James Becomes UKIP Leader Vowing to Oppose ‘Soft Brexit’

  • New leader says UKIP is ‘the opposition party in waiting’
  • Pledges to keep pressure on Theresa May to deliver Brexit

Diane James leaves the stage after she is introduced at the UKIP Autumn Conference in Bournemouth, on the southern coast of England, on Sept. 16, 2016.

Photographer: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

The U.K. Independence Party elected a former businesswoman to succeed Nigel Farage as leader, with the task of redefining the party after it achieved its primary aim of getting Britain out of the European Union.

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