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Farage rejects link between Jo Cox murder and referendum campaign

Nigel Farage has claimed the Leave side in the referendum campaign have been depicted as the "bad guys" following Jo Cox's killing.

Speaking in Gateshead, the Ukip leader said he rejected his side being depicted like that.

In other EU referendum developments on Monday:

  • Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the EU must change "dramatically" if Britain votes to remain
  • Conservative Baroness Warsi switched from supporting Leave to Remain, accusing some Brexit campaigners of spreading "hate and xenophobia"
  • Car maker Nissan is taking legal action against Vote Leave over use of its logo
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Vote Leave board member resigns over 'anti-Muslim retweets'

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 has resigned from the Vote Leave board Credit: Big News/YouTube

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.

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