Farage quits as UKIP leader
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. –