Paul Nuttall denies ever being a member of UKIP

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Former UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has today denied ever being a member of the increasingly far-right party, claiming he was too busy off celebrating his leading role in the new Harry Potter film.

After being presented with evidence that showed he was not only a member but also the leader of the party for a brief while, Nuttall said it must have been a different Paul Nuttall.

He explained, “Look, if it was me, I would tell you. I’m nothing if not honest when it comes to the things I have done in my past, but leader of UKIP isn’t one of my achievements, sorry.

“I spent yesterday celebrating my leading role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Just ask Rita Ora, she was there. And Shergar.

“I’ve never even been to a UKIP meeting. Aren’t they all held near Norwich?”

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As many UKIP supporters expressed dismay at the party’s leap to the right, Nuttall said he didn’t care what UKIP did as it was nothing to do with him.

When showed a video of him giving his leader’s speech at a recent UKIP conference, Nuttall responded, “Who is that? He’s a handsome chap and could probably develop a successful Hollywood career much like my own.  But it’s not me. Clearly.

“Politics doesn’t really interest me, but I’m sure if that I ever decided to run as a candidate for parliament – and one day I might – then I know I would win in a landslide.

“I just haven’t decided to dip my toes in the political arena yet. Watch this space.”