Farage quits as UKIP leader

The Myanmar Times - - World -

EUROSCEPTIC MEP Nigel Farage, a ma­jor driv­ing force be­hind Bri­tain’s vote to leave the Euro­pean Union, stepped down yes­ter­day as leader of the UK In­de­pen­dence Party (UKIP).

“I have de­cided to stand aside as leader of UKIP,” he told a Lon­don press con­fer­ence. “The vic­tory for the ‘Leave’ side in the ref­er­en­dum means that my po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tion has been achieved.”

The 52-year-old said that who­ever suc­ceeded David Cameron as prime min­is­ter should be a long­time Brexit cam­paigner and vowed to scru­ti­nise ne­go­ti­a­tions over Bri­tain’s de­par­ture from the EU. –

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