Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

Leader of the United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage, this morning quit as the party’s head as he declared he had done his bit by winning the EU referendum. 

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

He said he feels leading the country to exit the European Union is the epitome of his career and he could not imagine achieving anything better than what he achieved in the referendum.

Announcing his resignation at a press conference in central London, Mr Farage said: 'During the referendum campaign I said I want my country back. What I am saying today is I want my life back.'

Mr Farage was famously re-appointed Ukip leader days after resigning after last year's General Election, but insisted this morning that 'this time I mean it, I'm not coming back.'

As he announced his resignation this morning, which came as a surprise to many, he said he wasn't a 'career politician' and decided now was the right time to step aside, but will continue in his role as an MEP until Britain officially cuts ties with Brussels.

Despite resigning the leadership, Mr Farage insisted: 'Ukip's best days are yet to come.'

However a section of Daily Mail's readers are annoyed that Farage was one of the biggest influences in the UK voting Brexit in the recent referendum and had now left the country to 'drown.'

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