Nigel Farage withdraws 'violent means' claim against Hope Not Hate

Former Ukip leader retracts assertion made about anti-extremist group last December after crowdfunded libel action

Nigel Farage has formally withdrawn his claim that Hope Not Hate pursues “violent and undemocratic means” after it launched a crowdfunded libel case against the former Ukip leader.

The anti-extremism pressure group said on Tuesday that Farage had filed a statement with the high court in London saying he was “happy to acknowledge that Hope Not Hate does not tolerate or pursue violent or undemocratic behaviour” and that he would not repeat the claim.

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