Brexit Campaigner Nigel Farage Steps down as UKIP Leader

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.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.