A board member of the Vote Leave campaign has resigned, reports the Guardian, after the newspaper asked the businesswoman about apparently anti-Muslim retweets and tweets from her Twitter account.
Arabella Arkwright insisted she abhors racism, telling the Guardian: “I would like to make it absolutely clear that my RTs (retweets) and forwarding do not mean that I endorse in any way the content of them. I RT a wide variety of different views on issues related to the referendum with which I do not agree in order that others can see the breadth of opinion on these matters. Is there anything wrong in that?"
Vote Leave said it had asked Arkwright to hand in her resignation.
Nigel Farage accused the Prime Minister of linking the motives of the MP's alleged killer to the Leave camp and said "frankly that's wrong."
The UKIP leader faced claims his advert harked back to the 1930s but insisted it was an "accurate" reflection of the strains facing Europe.