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 Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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