English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has claimed he quit the organisation because "extremists and racists" who he had "battled" to keep out of the group returned as soon as he was absent.
"The first demonstration I couldn't attend, which was back in February...and they were welcomed back," Mr Robinson told Daybreak.
He blamed regional organisers for allowing radical elements briefly back into the EDL.
Mr Robinson warned these were "more organised" fringe groups who, after expulsion from the EDL, joined together and "wait like vultures on the wings".
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