Nigel Farage Steps Down as UKIP Leader

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today announced he will resign from the leadership of his party.

Mr. Farage has explained to Breitbart London that he has achieved all he set out to in politics.

He remarked today, while speaking at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, that he doesn’t believe he can achieve anything more than he already has, having delivered a UK referendum on European Union membership, and indeed having won the vote.

Mr. Farage said that he fought a referendum campaign with the slogan “I want my country back”, now, he says, “I want my life back”.

The front runners for next UKIP leader are Steven Woolfe MEP and Paul Nuttall MEP.

UKIP’s National Executive Committee will also today discuss the future of Douglas Carswell, the party’s only Member of Parliament who has repeatedly distanced himself from the leadership and the party.

Suzanne Evans is unable to stand for party leader as she has withdrawn her appeal against the party’s disciplinary process against her, Breitbart London can reveal.

In a written statement sent to UKIP supporters, Mr. Farage said: “I have decided to stand aside as Leader of UKIP. The victory for the ‘Leave’ side in the referendum means that my political ambition has been achieved. I came into this struggle from business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician.

“UKIP is in a good position and will continue, with my full support to attract a significant vote. Whilst we will now leave the European Union the terms of our withdrawal are unclear. If there is too much backsliding by the Government and with the Labour Party detached from many of its voters then UKIP’s best days may be yet to come.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the membership for your extraordinary support and generosity over the many years, I could not have done it without you”.

Watch: Livestream archive from today’s meeting at the Emmanuel Centre

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