published: 30 October 2016
One of Ukip’s leadership hopefuls has said he would back a referendum on capital punishment. Paul Nuttall said he “believes in direct democracy” and that he thought the majority of British people would support its return.
“If enough people decided that [a referendum] was required, then so be it. I’m relaxed about all of these kinds of things,” he told Sky News.
“In terms of capital punishment, I have been quite open that I believe in capital punishment for the killers of children,” he added.
The comments come after the three frontrunners for the Ukip leadership, Mr Nuttall, Raheem Kassam and Suzanne Evans, all said they would give Nigel Farage a peerage if the party was given seats in the House of Lords.
“If Ukip are offered positions in the House of Lords, the first name on the list will be Nigel Farage,” Mr Nuttall told The Sunday Times.