Nigel Farage, one of the most well-known proponents of the Brexit movement, has announced that he will stand down as head of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP).
Speaking on Monday, Farage told reporters that he had “done his bit” and would stand down. He said he would continue to support the party and other independence movements in the European Union (EU).
“I have never wanted to be a career politician, my aim was to get Britain out of the EU and now I feel that I’ve done my bit, we couldn’t have achieved more than that and so I feel it is the right time to stand down,” he said.
“During the referendum campaign I said I want my country back, now I’m saying that I want my life back,” he added.