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04th Jul 2016

Nigel Farage announces resignation, but people aren’t convinced

Gone for good?

Tom Victor

Nigel Farage has announced his resignation as leader of the UK Independence Party.

Claiming that the Leave vote in last month’s EU referendum represents “the result we fought for so long to achieve”, the MEP has confirmed he will relinquish his duties at the head of the party, which has one seat in Westminster.

But people have been quick to point out that this has happened once before.

Farage famously stood down as UKIP leader after the party failed to win a single seat at the 2015 general election, following through on a pre-election promise, though he quickly reversed his decision.

In fact, less than a week after tendering his resignation, he was back at the help after his own party refused to except his decision to quit. Farage quit UKIP for less than four days.

And even though he’s said there will be no u-turn this time, some aren’t convinced.

As for the response from UKIP’s sole MP, Douglas Carswell…make of it what you will.

Carswell has been put forward by Farage as his potential successor, and…well…

Is Farage gone for good, now? Only time will tell.