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Neil Hamilton tells UKIP conference that UK Government a 'pathetic shambles' over Brexit

Neil Hamilton at the UKIP conference Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images

The leader of UKIP in the Welsh Assembly, Neil Hamilton, has described the UK government as a 'pathetic shambles' over Brexit negotiations. The UK Government state they're preparing to leave the EU in the best way possible for the UK's national interest.

Mr Hamilton's comments came as he gave a speech at the party's conference in Torquay, where he said UKIP in Wales should be a template for UKIP in other parts of the UK.

Mark Reckless Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/PA Images

Mr Hamilton also had critical words for Mark Reckless, who left UKIP to join the Conservatives in the Assembly, describing him as 'no better than a common thief'.

Mr Reckless left the party earlier this year and continues to sit as an AM, representing the South Wales East region. Today Mr Hamilton said he had no moral right to continue to sit in the Assembly, and he should make way for the next UKIP candidate on the list. When asked about the comments, Mr Reckless told ITV News he had 'no comment'.

The UKIP conference finishes on the 30th September.