THE ‘King of Brexit’, Nigel Farage, has shocked the public today by announcing that – after many decades of fighting for Britain, and helping to bring about not only a referendum, but a Britian’s independence – will be leaving politics for good, and stepping down from leading The Reform Party UK.
Mr. Farage, who rose to fame through UKIP and being a first class speaker and outspoken eurosceptic, and later through his successful Brexit Party, had been expected to lead his new party into the next general election. However, it seems that it is likely now to fizzle out, with the man of the show making the decision to step away after a job well done.
I am delighted to take up a position as Honorary President of Reform UK and will leave the party in the capable hands of Richard Tice.
“There’s no going back – Brexit is done,” he told the Sunday Telegraph’s Chopper Politics podcast.
“That won’t be reversed. I know I’ve come back once or twice when people thought I’d gone, but this is it. It’s done. It’s over”.
Mr Farage said he didn’t want to play golf “four times a week followed by half a pint of bitter” but instead intended to campaign against China’s influence in the UK and what he called the “woke agenda”.
“I see our communities being divided more than ever by this agenda. And I’m very worried about it. I want to fight all those things,” he said.
“I have built up over these years quite a considerable social media platform. I’ve got reach. So I want to go on influencing the debate. I want to go on changing debate. But I can do that without going out and fighting elections”.
Mr Farage told the Chopper Politics podcast “the really difficult bit” of politics was the “way it affects those close to you, your family, your children”.
In a video statement posted on Twitter on Saturday night, Mr Farage said Brexit had been his “life’s work” and had taken over “the best part of three decades” but now is the time to step away.
Farage then posted a video on Twitter announcing his departure from The Reform Party UK, but said that he had been named as an honorary president of the party, which will now be led by Richard Tice.
Farage also said that he will be using his social media influence to campaign against communist China.