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

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Nigel Farage has formally withdrawn his claim that Hope not Hate pursues “violent and undemocratic means” after it launched a crowdfunded libel case against the former Ukip leader.

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

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