Tommy Robinson will definitely form a new political group after stepping down as leader of the English Defence League, his personal assistant has told IBTimes UK.

Helen Gower also told our reporter that, although Robinson informed his support staff of his decision to step down a week ago, the rest of the EDL had no idea that he and deputy Kevin Carroll would be resigning.

She was speaking after Robinson announced that he is quitting the far-right movement due to "the dangers of far-right extremism" and the need for "better, democratic ideas" in the fight against Islamic extremism.

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