Farage: My res­ig­na­tion wasn’t fake!

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NIGEL FARAGE has de­nied claims his re­jected res­ig­na­tion was stage-man­aged, in­sist­ing his orig­i­nal an­nounce­ment was made with “ab­so­lute sin­cer­ity”.

The Ukip leader says he was “as sur­prised as any­one” at be­ing per­suaded to stay on.

Farage (above), who de­scribed go­ing into a dark­ened room for a few min­utes be­fore agree­ing to re­turn as leader, also dis­missed the claim the episode ex­posed a lack of tal­ent within Ukip.

In­stead it showed he was a leader with “over­whelm­ing sup­port”, he added.

He went on: “No­body in Ukip feels like we have been beaten.

“Peo­ple in Ukip are an­gry – we want change. Never be­fore in the his­tory of the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment have so many peo­ple been so un­der rep­re­sented.

“I will now in­creas­ingly cam­paign for us to have a Par­lia­ment and elec­toral sys­tem that stops the neg­a­tiv­ity and ac­tu­ally gives us MPs that rep­re­sent the way peo­ple vote.”

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