Mission Accomplished – Nigel Farage Steps Down as Head of UKIP Political Party…

This should really not come as a surprise.  UKIP was formed on a singular principle, the “United Kingdom Independence Party” (hence, UKIP).

After achieving Brexit, what most political observers said was “the impossible”, Nigel Farage is leaving UKIP while most certainly ‘on top’.  Mr. Farage steps down from leading the insurgent party to focus on how he can aid other small national insurgencies to achieve their own national independence.

(Via Reuters) The leader of the insurgent right-wing UK Independence Party said on Monday he was stepping down after realising his ambition to win a vote for Britain to leave the EU, the latest twist in a dramatic reshaping of the nation’s politics.

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The departure of brash former commodities trader Nigel Farage would sideline one of the most outspoken and effective anti-EU campaigners from the debate about how to sever Britain’s ties with the other 27 countries in the bloc.

But it could also give his UKIP party – which under Britain’s winner-takes-all election system won just one seat in parliament last year despite capturing 12.6 percent of the vote – an opportunity to select a less polarising figure and take on the mainstream in a radically altered political environment. (read more)

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75 Responses to Mission Accomplished – Nigel Farage Steps Down as Head of UKIP Political Party…

  1. Bart Manson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ says:

    I hope he’s really stepping down because he feels it’s time to move on, and not because some EU/globalist group got to him and forced him to do so.

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  2. Sentient says:

    Job well done, Mr. Farage !!!!!

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    • Yes, and a big fat BOO to anyone who called him “polarizing.” That’s just a name for someone who is successful and who calls a spade a spade.
      And yes, our Mr. Trump is “polarizing.” Get used to it, globalists!

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      • bocephus0h says:

        LIKE ^ (have no button)… IFO i kinda like the polarizing types. “You have enemies? Good, that means you have stood up for something, sometime in your life” – Winston Churchill

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  3. Disgusted says:

    How to make me very pleased would be a meeting between Donald and Nigel. Evan as just a photo op? I so love them both as men and leaders!

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  4. Keln says:

    Just like winning the Superbowl and then retiring. Way to go Nigel.

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  5. Doug says:

    This man made history and changed the course of the world. Well done sir and you deserve every bit of your life back. Your selflessness has given a people back their country. Cheers and hope to see him around from time to time!

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  6. The Boss says:

    Farage still has the European Parliament to taunt for a little while longer. This is hardly the end of his videos…thankfully!

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  7. Terz says:

    Thank you, Nigel Farage, you never were in this game for personal gain or glory. You are an ordinary man who made enormous sacrifices to make Britain, Europe and the world a better place. You almost died campaigning, your children were bullied in school, the media and most powerful people in the world hated you – but you won.

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  8. RC says:

    Until Britain concludes the EU divorce, Nigel Farage will have an opportunity to work with French, Dutch, Austrian, Italian and other “leavers” in the European Parliament.

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  9. Pinkie says:

    Interesting that both Nigel and Boris — having egged on the split-up — now are heading for the exit and leaving the messy details for someone else to clean up.

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    • LP says:

      Broaden that snark a bit. Good ole boy Cameron, who was for leaving before he was against it, also said after he resigned, that like the lazy bugger he is, would not do the hard work so others benefit.

      Bojo and Nigel are not in government. The Brexit issues, re: immigration and trade are not that complicated, despite the rhetoric. There are laws already on the books that, if enforced, extracting the ‘special status of the EU’ will do just fine. It will democratise and equalise, all under the law.

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  10. Jett Black says:

    Congratulations, farewell, and good sailing, Mr. Farage! I hope you’ll visit us to help Mr. Trump.

    In other news, what disgusting BS is it that MSM has to try to label everything “Right” or “Left?” There’s nothing “right-wing” or authoritarian about Brexit–it’s about a nation and her people having their own, democratic/parliamentary sovereignty, rather than being controlled by a bureaucratic dictatorship. Same stupid BS they try to throw at Mr. Trump. Guess they’ll call John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and George Washington, among others of their generation and ilk right-wing as an attempt to vilify them, now.

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    • Joe says:

      If the left wants to label patriotism as right wing, I certainly won’t complain.

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      • Jett Black says:

        USA patriotism is neither left-wing nor right-wing–it’s independent of all that BS. Words matter. Words are the tools each of us separate, isolated intelligences have to communicate and connect with one another. The illiberal, dictatorial left have made it a point to capture and manipulate the language to propagandize the populace. How else could a complete nincompoop like <0bummer get elected? How else could BLM and SJWs survive even a few hours as “movements” (other than bowel movements) in the USA? Words are used to spin, create doubt, convince.

        I am a patriot. A constitutionalist. I am not a right-winger supporting an authoritarian, dictatorial government, nor am I a left-winger supporting a communist mob tyranny government. I trust neither are you, Joe, and none of us here wants to be associated with such traitorous scum.

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  11. paper doll says:

    They haven’t gone anywhere yet, however the fact the vote for leave indeed won has has a huge effect already. The sun did come up after a leave the EU vote. The remain folks seemed to doubt it would .The Tories can get in and the immigration won’t be stemmed….which was in good part what people voted for. However if the vote is obeyed , it would still be better than being in the EU along with Turkey. Another thing is you have a whole generation of UK politicians who have no idea what’s it like to govern beyond looking to Brussels. That should be interesting.

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  12. Daniel says:

    May the momentum of this bloodless revolution continue. We’ve been watching in growing horror as suspicion and conspiracy theory surrounding the globalist effort had grown and developed. Finally, it got to the point that common, working people could no longer ignore what’s been going on all around them and we’ve been speaking up and cheering on those who have the courage to speak the truth.

    This revolution cannot have one or two faces. There must be MANY, MANY faces and in a way, once a crucial battle is won, someone else must come along to win the next one. In the USA, we don’t have just one “founding father.” We have many. For this daring bloodless revolution (daring them to turn violent!) to continue, more people have to step forward.

    Likewise, Trump can’t do his revolution alone either. We already have one resistance fighter trying to take down Paul Ryan. We need more. Back them when they appear. Things are going our way for a change but it’s way too early to stop and rest now.

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    • Sherlock says:

      It’s great. Ten years ago if you mentioned globalism or a one-world government, you were deemed nuts. Now, it’s common knowledge that these are the true battle lines, the nationalist/traditionalists vs. the one world globalists. It’s also obvious that the EU was never just about trade–little by little the plan for a Euro state because obvious. It came very close to succeeding, but with Brexit they have taken a punch in the teeth. They will not stop trying and will get even more obvious and vicious now that the masks are all off.

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    • Yes, this makes Alinsky tactics of isolate, marginalize. ridicule much more difficult to carry out. We are Breitbart!

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  13. Frank says:

    Interesting he announced this on July 4th, I think like us, he is declaring his own personal independence from English politics.

    I can’t imagine how much of a toil this must have taken on him and his family, but sadly there are precious few who are worthy enough to fill the shoes of giants like Farage.

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    • Sherlock says:

      He fought for a long time. In one of his speeches he mentions appearing 17 years ago before the EU parliament to argue for Brexit and he was laughed.at. Not any more.

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  14. Some lessons maybe from our referendum for you in the US – polls can be knocked sideways by an upsurge from previous non voters who decide to turn up;
    On referendum day a BBC reporter was going round the streets of Sunderland (an industrial blue collar city, traditionally a Labour Party stronghold talking to people and tweeted this

    In Sunderland both sides say people who’ve not voted since Thatcher voted today in protest against establishment,

    “We now know that what former BBC political editor Nick Robinson observed when he spoke to people in the northeastern city of Sunderland was no fluke: Many who hadn’t voted since the 1980s turned out heavily to vote “leave.” Anecdotes can mislead, but this one is supported by analysis.
    This suggests that Brexiters won by mobilizing millions of supporters who never normally vote, whereas the “remain” side got almost no net benefit. Any new “remain” voters were offset by others not showing up.”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-04/the-2-8-million-non-voters-who-delivered-brexit

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  15. arete55 says:

    Farage (52) may have tactically stepped down, but his work (and considerable influence) will not retreat…..A successful Brexit vote is merely the beginning

    This action gives Farage the cover of being a “citizen advocate”, a relied upon “elder statesman”….the conscience of the exit movement….separate from the requirements of Party affiliation and leadership.

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  16. I was pretty Sad to hear this today.. Though Mr. Nigel Farage , is in His own right achieving Independence, We need more like Him Here in the USA.. God be with Him..

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  17. rashamon says:

    Good show, Mr. Farage. You set the stage, now enjoy some time with your family.

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  18. Josh says:

    “This should really not come as a surprise.”
    Well, I dare say, I AM surprised!

    Now, what rashamon said: “Good show, Mr. Farage. You set the stage, now enjoy some time with your family.”

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  19. LP says:

    According to the Daily Mail, he was invited to the Republican Convention and may even have a speaking slot.

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    • OMG that would be unbelievable-I think Geert Wilders already confirmed!

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      • Sherlock says:

        Oh, HELL yeah!!! I can see Pat Buchanan smiling broadly if this occurs.

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      • Sherlock says:

        Wendy and LP, do you think there is any chance Farage might actually speak in Cleveland? It would be beyond great. The guy has a better handle on our situation than 95% of the US Senate, IMHO. That would sure assist Trump in laying out the true battle lines in this election–are we to be a country, with a rule of law? A country that works with allies, but always in our own interest first? Farage is a great speaker, with a fantastic sense of humor to boot.

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  20. BangZoon! says:

    He should certainly be Time “Man of the Year” (if Time is still in existence), but he won’t.

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  21. jello333 says:

    Yep, Nigel is like “My job here is done.”

    But I also hope this gives him a little more freedom in other regards, like… oh, I don’t know… speaking out in support of President Trump? 😉

    (Wakey wakey!)

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  22. barton2016 says:

    How rare. A politician who truly was a public servant. Thanks for all you’ve done, Nigel.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Angry Dumbo says:

    Spot on analysis, SD.

    God bless you, Mr. Farage.

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