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Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of Ukip, saying he had fulfilled his political ambitions after successfully campaigning for the UK to vote for Brexit and that it was time for him to take a rest.
It is the third time he has stepped down as the party leader, but Farage dismissed the idea of coming back again in the future and claimed standing as an MP was no longer top of his to-do list.
What he say?
- My aim in politics was to get Britain out of the European Union," he said in a speech outlining the party's post-referendum strategy.
- That is what we voted for in that referendum two weeks ago, and that is why I now feel that I've done my bit, that I couldn't possibly achieve more.
- And so I feel it's right that I should now stand aside as leader of UKIP.
I won't be changing my mind again – I can promise you, he said.
During the referendum campaign I said I want my country back. What I'm saying today is: I want my life back.
Farage, 52, was originally leader from 2006 to 2009 and came back to the job after the 2010 election, overseeing the rise of Ukip from a fringe single-issue party to a major political force. He then stepped down after the 2015 election, only to “unresign” just days later, as he wanted to lead Ukip’s campaign to leave the EU.