Brexit leads to another high profile resignation


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 he had got 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.

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 remain, while Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove are pro-Brexit.

The UK is in a total mess really, and there is no real reason for it.   They need to, erm, Keep Calm and Carry On.

All they have done is to decide to leave the EU.   Nothing has actually happened, and it won’t for years to come.  And yet they’re all falling to pieces.

With questionable sincerity, Farage joked it is a “terribly good idea” for Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s only MP and a fierce critic of Farage, 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, “Carswell does not often smile, so it’s good to see him pleased.”

Farage is a clever man.  There is nothing to be gained from hanging around.

But the people are going to miss him.  He spoke clearly, from the heart, and he gave a voice to the fears held by many shut down by the PC brigade who would label anyone a racist for wanting to put Britain First.



– RT

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