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Nigel Farage RESIGNS as UKIP leader

by LLB Reporter
4th Jul 16 10:29 am

Brexit makes Farage quit

Nigel Farage

Source: Photoshot

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he was stepping down as Ukip leader following the Brexit vote.

Farage joked at a press conference today saying “I want my life back”.

Farage said: “I stood down last year beacuse I said that I would, and politics is a rollercoaster. 

“I was persuaded to come back for one reason. That was to fight this referendum. I won’t be changing my mind again, I can promise you.”

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Nigel Farage quits UKIP

In a full statement later, Farage said: “I have decided to stand aside as Leader of Ukip. The victory for the Leave side in the referendum means that my political ambition has been achieved. I came into this struggle from business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician.

“Ukip is in a good position and will continue, with my full support to attract a significant vote. Whilst we will now leave the European Union the terms of our withdrawal are unclear. If there is too much backsliding by the government and with the Labour Party detached from many of its voters then Ukip’s best days may be yet to come.”

UKIP’s only MP, Douglas Carswell reacted to the news by tweeting a smiley. Carswell, who has been at loggerheads with Farage, is expected to be among frontrunners to be the party’s next leader.

Meanwhile, Caroline Lucas has called Nigel Farage’s legacy ‘toxic and unforgivable’ after the UKIP leader stepped down. 

Caroline Lucas MP said: “Farage’s legacy is toxic and unforgivable. He has used his position to whip up hatred against migrants and divert attention from the real challenges this country is facing. During the referendum campaign he did the unimaginable by sinking to new lows. He will be remembered for that disgusting poster, and for using the suffering of refugees for his own political gain.

“Sadly we don’t live in a post-Farage Britain because he lives on through the capitulation of other politicians when it comes to migration. He began a race to the bottom on the issue – and many other politicians sadly followed suit. The biggest Establishment stitch-up in a generation has been blaming migrants for all of the problems we face – and Farage was the front man for this unforgivable campaign. It’s now down to all of us to rebuild a post-referendum Britain – starting with making plain our commitment to a multicultural society committed to healing divisions, rather than stoking the flames of fear.”

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