Henry Bolton, the new leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, said Sunday that he could, if pressed, capture a badger and kill it with his bare hands.
Bolton was asked by Sky News’ Niall Paterson about a report in the Sunday Times which referenced an interview Bolton gave to Russia Today, in which he was asked about possible initiation ceremonies for UKIP leaders.
Bolton replied that “the one that was probably most suitable for me was chasing a badger across Dartmoor, capturing it and then breaking its neck with one’s bare hands, which was a slightly unusual thing.”
— Sunday with Paterson (@RidgeOnSunday) October 15, 2017
Bolton, a former soldier, police officer and diplomat, was elected as UKIP’s leader in September after receiving the backing of Nigel Farage. He is the fourth leader of UKIP in just over a year.