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Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

India Blooms News Service | | 04 Jul 2016, 04:59 pm
London, July 4 (IBNS): Days after the UK voted to leave the EU, Nigel Farage on Monday announced his decision to step down as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

He said the victory for the 'Leave' side in the referendum made him achieve his political ambition.

"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," Nigel Farage said in a statement.

"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," he said.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the membership for your extraordinary support and generosity over the many years, I could not have done it without you," he said.

Despite a close battle, Britain has voted (52 percent) to leave the European Union in a historic referendum whose results were declared recently, thus severing a tie of decades and dealing a blow to the European unity.

 

Image: Nigel Farage Twitter page

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