The head of the UK right wing Independent Party, Nigel Farage has resigned. Farage was at the forefront of the ‘Leave’ campaign in the referendum which eventually saw Britain voting to leave the European Union.
Triumph for the leave campaigners has led to a rash of resignations; Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would step down in October and the most likely candidate to succeed him, Boris Johnson declared he was not interested in running.
Farage announced his resignation on Monday Morning in London.
“I now feel that I’ve done my bit, that I couldn’t possibly achieve more,” he said.
“I won’t be changing my mind again, I assure you”.
“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 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 yet to come”, he added.