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05 July 2016 - Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

Publié par Marion Coste le 07/04/2016
Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader after 'achieving political ambition' of Brexit
Rowena Mason and Peter Walker (The Guardian, 04/07/2016)


Nigel Farage is stepping down as leader of Ukip, saying he has done his bit for the cause of Britain leaving the EU.
Speaking at a press conference in Westminster, he said he had fulfilled his political ambitions after successfully campaigning for the UK to vote for Brexit.
“During the referendum I said I wanted my country back … now I want my life back,” Farage said on Monday.
It is the third time he has resigned as Ukip leader, but he dismissed the idea of coming back again in the future and claimed standing as an MP was no longer top of his bucket list.

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10-year leadership

The Nigel Farage story
(BBC UK Politics, 04/07/2016)
Nigel Farage's slogan during his 20-year campaign to take the UK out of the European Union was "I want my country back".
Now the UKIP leader has achieved his ultimate political ambition, seemingly against all the odds. And he has turned that epithet on himself - telling reporters that he "wants his life back" and is now standing down.
The face of Euroscepticism in the UK for getting on for two decades, Mr Farage helped turn UKIP from a fringe force to the third biggest party in UK politics and helped persuade more than 17 million people to vote to leave the EU.

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Racism, sexism and xenophobia

Nigel Farage resigns: The outgoing Ukip leader’s most controversial moments
Jon Stone (The Independent, 04/07/2016)
Nigel Farage has said he will resign as Ukip leader after winning the European Union referendum.
The MEP has courted his fair share of controversy during his career as leader, often being accused of being racist or expressing xenophobic sentiment.
Here are Mr Farage’s most controversial moments.
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Leadership constest in UKIP

U.K. Independence Party Leader and ‘Architect of Brexit’ Nigel Farage Has Resigned
Simon Lewis (Time, 04/07/2016)
Only a matter of days after the British public voted to leave the European Union, Nigel Farage, the man who campaigned for more than two decades toward that goal, has announced his resignation as the leader of the party he co-founded.
“During the referendum I said I wanted my country back,” Farage told a press conference in London on Monday, the Guardian reports. “Now I want my life back.”
Farage, 52, has been the face of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) during its steady rise to prominence that culminated in the June 23 referendum. He has been an elected member of the European Parliament since 1999.
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