Everything could be about to change in British politics … again. On Monday UKIP is set to elect its new leader, and a leading Catholic pro-life campaigner could be the man to get the job.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Sunday Telegraph today, 40 year old Paul Nuttall laid out his plans for heading UKIP into Labour votewr heartlands.
“The next leader of Ukip will still be photographed with a pint in hand,” he told The Telegraph. “It will just be a pint of Guinness, not warm beer.
“I am a pub person. Nigel and I have been drinking buddies for many years. People have probably seen us pint in hand together, but I will cultivate my own image.”
Born in Bootle in Merseyside, Nuttall was educated at Savio High School, a Catholic state comprehensive school in the town and Hugh Baird College, also in the town. He received an HND in Sports Science from North Lincolnshire College, before studying History at Edge Hill College, graduating as BA and later as MA from Liverpool Hope University, where he specialised in British Edwardian politics.
He opposes abortion and supports the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children at whose events he is regularly invited to speak. He is also well known for his stances regarding crime and anti-social behaviour. He has called for tougher prison sentences for persistent re-offenders, drug dealers and violent criminals and for an increase in prison capacity in the UK. He is also a signatory to an e-petition calling for the reintroduction of the death penalty for convicted child and serial killers.