Farage: My resignation wasn’t fake!
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.”