Ukip Leader Calls For Death Penalty To Be Reintroduced For Child Killers

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall said he supports a return to the death penalty for child killers.

Speaking on LBC, Mr Nuttall said that he would vote yes in a referendum to bring back capital punishment for people like Ian Hunley and Ian Brady.

He also told Nick Ferrari that he is against the current abortion laws and wants the limit reduced from 24 weeks to just 12 weeks.

In 2012, Mr Nuttall said: "Advertising abortion trivialises what is in reality killing an unborn child and the potential psychological implications for the mother are well documented. Killers such as Ian Brady and Ian Huntley have their ‘human rights’ and did not face the death penalty for taking the lives of children."

When Nick put that to him, the Ukip leader responded: "My view is simply this. I would like to see the limit for abortion reduced, simply because I think we've had scientific and medical advances.

"I'd say twelve weeks, which is the same as the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and I believe it's the same as Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats as well. So there's nothing controversial there.

"What I was talking about is human rights and in particular my views on the death penalty, I genuinely believe that if there was a referendum for the return death penalty for child killers, I would vote in favour."