The media is “obsessed” with Tommy Robinson, said the UKIP leader, when asked about why he backed the former EDL leader joining his party.

In a lively interview with Politics Live presenter Jo Coburn – and guests Siobhain McDonagh, Toby Young and James Bloodworth – Gerard Batten said Mr Robinson was a “tremendously brave man” who had stood up for victims of sex abuse, but he had “done a lot of things I am happy to say I don’t condone”.

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