NOW that the Brexit referendum delivered the vote that Nigel Farage had spent his political career to achieve, he has decided to resign again as leader of UKIP although this time, he vows that he won’t change his mind.
Despite being reviled and insulted by many, he believes that he had a major impact on the final vote and is quoted as saying that he “couldn’t possibly achieve more,” although he will remain an MEP for the immediate future.
He will not be involved in suggesting any future UKIP leader but will remain in the background, ready, perhaps, to appear and comment should the government and the Labour party be hesitant in promoting the Brexit decision in a clear and effective manner.
In his resignation announcement, Mr 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 business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician.”