Leading Brexit campaigner Farage quits as UKIP leader

Leading Brexit campaigner Farage quits as UKIP leader

Leading Brexit campaigner Farage quits as UKIP leader

Douglas Carswell has ruled out a bid to become the next Ukip leader - and branded the outgoing Nigel Farage "electorally disastrous".

Jonathan Arnott, MEP for the North East, has said Mr Farage has achieved what he set out to do as he paid tribute to the work he put in to persuade voters to back the Leave campaign in the European Union referendum.

He said at a press conference: "I came into politics from business because I believed that this nation should be self-governing".

But UKIP under his leadership has also become a significant electoral force, winning 29% of the North East vote in the 2014 European elections and 14% of the vote in the North East in last year's general election.

Let's just say Waltz doesn't think it was a good idea for the U.K.to vote to leave the European Union.

He said if there were an election this autumn, he would not want Ukip to stand against Brexit MPs. "I won't be changing my mind again, I can promise you". He resigned briefly in 2015 after losing an election for the House of Commons, but his party refused his resignation.

The EU referendum has already claimed several political casualties including outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron, who resigned immediately after the result, as well as Brexit campaigner and former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who pulled out of the race to succeed Cameron. Farage said he is not going to "damn any one" of the Tory leadership candidates by backing anyone at this time, but it appears home secretary and frontrunner Theresa May will not get Farage's support after campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU.

Mr. Osborne could cut Britain's levy on company profits to under 15 per cent, the Treasury said on Monday, confirming a weekend report in The Financial Time s newspaper. That is what we voted for in that referendum two weeks ago, and that is why I now feel that I've done my bit, that I couldn't possibly achieve more than we managed to get in that referendum.

UKIP would continue to stop "weakness or appeasement from the British government" when it comes to negotiating Brexit with the economic bloc, the anti-immigrant party leader said.

One lady who was pretty annoyed by the news was singer Charlotte Church, who took to Twitter to voice her opinions: "I want me f-king European Union back you piece of s-t!!!!!" "Now what I'm saying today is, 'I want my life back'".

Suzanne Evans, Ukip's parliamentary spokesperson who is now suspended, has since retweeted Carswell.

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