Nigel Farage resigns as UK Independence Party leader


Brexit campaigner and MEP Nigel Farage has announced he is stepping down as leader of UKIP.

“I have never been and I have never wanted to be a career politician,” he said in a speech on Monday morning.

“I couldn’t possibly achieve more than we managed to achieve in the referendum. So I think it’s right that I should stand aside as leader of UKIP.”

Now that, as he sees it, he has his country back, Farage said he is ready to get “his life back.”

Farage, who returned to the leadership almost immediately after resigning from his post in the wake of a disappointing UKIP result at the 2015 general election, has ruled out the possibility of changing his mind once more.

With questionable sincerity, Farage joked it is a “terribly good idea” for Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s only MP and a fierce critic of the incumbent, to become the next UKIP leader.

Carswell, who during the referendum campaign attacked Farage for the “indefensible” posters depicting a mass of immigrants queuing to get into Britain under the heading “Breaking Point,” reacted to the news by tweeting a smiling emoji wearing sunglasses. Acknowledging that reaction, Farage said, “I’m pleased that he is smiling because that’s not something I have seen very often from him.”

He refrained from backing any particular candidate for the Conservative Party leadership, but said he or she must be a Brexit supporter. Frontrunner Home Secretary Theresa May backed the Remain campaign, while Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove are pro-Brexit.


he came, he saw..he kicked some butt..i liked a lot of things farage said in the eu parliament over the journey..other things not as much but he caused “them” chaos and for that i give him a small tick..

“Now that, as he sees it, he has his country back, Farage said he is ready to get “his life back.”


~ by seeker401 on July 7, 2016.

12 Responses to “Nigel Farage resigns as UK Independence Party leader”

  1. is #Nigel the Sam Adams of this times ? … booth fight for what believe 🙂 booth pints on hand 🙂 booth retired

  2. The plane crash and the loose nuts on one of his fronts wheel late last year probably had an effect on his decision too.
    I hope he hangs around a bit longer.

  3. i will miss the entertaining euro parliament speeches!

  4. I’ll be back ….

    “We should have a new prime minister in place … in October,” … Cameron

  5. “They” only tried to kill him twice which shows he must be an OK guy .

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