News 4 July 2016

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader after Brexit

4 July 2016

After all the shite he’s led our country into over Brexit, top knob Nigel has done nothing other than resign as UKIP leader. That’s right – after campaigning since 1999 to get the UK to become independent, he’s now decided his work is done and that it’s time to move on and leave us in more of a mess. Thanks Nigey.

At a speech today in London, Farage announced that he was standing down and he had “never wanted to be a career politician.” Glad that worked out for him.

He said, “I now feel that I’ve done my bit, that I couldn’t possibly achieve more. I won’t be changing my mind again, I assure you.”

“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 business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician.”

He previously stepped down from the position in 2009, and after being re-elected, attempted to resign again in 2015 but was rejected.

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall seems to be the most likely candidate to replace Farage as leader. After Farage’s resignation, Nuttall said that Labour’s collapse is a great opportunity to gain support for his party and transform public opinions.

So, the good news is we’ve sort of got rid of Boris and Farage, but the bad news is that they will be replaced. Here’s to hoping they weren’t the lesser of two evils.

As you’d expect, Twitter is less than impressed.

Lily Allen also took this video of Farage with other vultures Rupert Murdoch and Liam Fox at a garden party yesterday, probably planning something terrible. The meeting is notable as Fox has just announced his running for Tory leadership, while Murdoch’s news outlets (particularly The Sun) thoroughly supported Brexit.

Watch the speech below.