Outspoken Brexiteer Nigel Farage resigns as leader of the British populist Reform UK party. In a saturday night video posted on Twitter Farage says he is leaving “active politics” but will continue to interfere in public debate.
Farage thinks it was beautiful “after almost thirty years” now that “his life’s work” is over: the UK is outside the European Union. In the video, he cites the UK lead over the rest of Europe on vaccination as an example of the benefits the country is currently reaping.
Farage, 56, said he will continue to speak out via social media, including against China’s “growing influence” and for environmental issues such as cleaner oceans. At Reform UK, Farage will be replaced by Richard Tice.
Farage co-founded the right-wing populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) in 1993, which he later led. Until 2020, he was a member of the European Parliament, where he was co-chair of the Eurosceptic group Europe of Freedom and Democracy. In 2019, Farage left UKIP and became the leader of Reform UK.
Nigel_Farage Nigel Farage This is why I am stepping down from the head of Reform UK. I will continue to play my role through media, social networks and new projects. My thanks go to the millions of people who have helped change the course of history forever. https://t.co/F9m0sCAW57