Brexit: UKIP leader Nigel Farage re­signs

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

Nigel Farage says he is stand­ing down as leader of the UK In­de­pen­dence Party.

Mr Farage said his “po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tion has been achieved” with the UK hav­ing voted to leave the EU.

He said the party was in a “pretty good place” and said he would not change his mind about quit­ting as he did after the 2015 gen­eral elec­tion.

Lead­ing UKIP was “tough at times” but “all worth it” said Mr Farage, who is also an MEP. He added that the UK needed a “Brexit prime min­is­ter”.

Mr Farage said the party would cam­paign against “back­slid­ing” on the UK’s exit from the EU, say­ing he planned to see out his term in the Euro­pean Parliament - de­scrib­ing his party as “the turkeys that voted for Christ­mas”.

He said his party’s “great­est po­ten­tial” lay in at­tract­ing Labour vot­ers, adding that he would not be back­ing any par­tic­u­lar can­di­date to re­place him.

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