Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of his U.K. Independence Party this morning, saying he had “done his bit” as one of the chief campaigners for the country to leave the European Union.
“I have never wanted to be a career politician. That is why I now feel that I've done my bit,” Farage said in a televised press conference on Monday.
Prior to Farage's resignation, former London mayor and pro-Brexit campaigner, Boris Johnson, announced last week that he would not be running for leader of the Conservative Party. He was the favorite to become Prime Minister.
Has the Establishment finally decided to use whatever dirt they have on these two men?
Despite having won the campaign to extricate the U.K. from E.U. institutions, the leaders of the movement — popularly known as Brexit — all appear to be fading into the background of British politics.-RW