Nigel Farage is leaving politics for good (?)

The controversial figure had been at the forefront of British politics for almost 30 years, with the main aim of seceding the United Kingdom from the European Union. The reason for Nigel Farage, who on Saturday resigned from the newly formed Reform UK party and announced his final removal from the country’s political life.

But this is not the first time the British people have heard of it. Although he insists in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph that his decision is irreversible “like the Brexit agreement”, in 2016 after the referendum he had again decided to leave politics, emphatically saying that he “wants his life” back”. Two years later he returned, forming the Brexit Party with the main aim of pressuring the Conservative government to speed up the Brexit process even without an agreement.

It was only on January 6 that the party was renamed Reform UK, in order to reflect the party’s new orientation, which is the restructuring of institutions within England. The scepters were now handed over to Richard Thais, while Farage was named honorary party president.

The 56-year-old politician and former leader of the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party), who has been described by many as a populist and racist, has decided to leave politics, as he considers that he “achieved the purpose of his life”, ie the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. At the same time, however, he clarified that he has no plans for full retirement since he will continue his “work” through social networks, as an influencer.

“My goal now is to bring to the public debate the influence that China has in the United Kingdom but also to fight the catechism of children from primary to university with a completely different interpretation of our history.” Despite calling himself a successful Brexit politician and catalyst, the former MEP tried unsuccessfully to run for parliament seven times and win a seat in Westminster.

It is characteristic of his intentions that the Eurosceptic Nigel Farage, one day after his resignation, created an account on the website, through which he will send short personalized messages, for a payment of 63.75 pounds per message. Announcing a promotional video of his new action, he promised that “I will wish happy birthday, birthday, or weddings if you want to surprise someone, but at the same time I promise to mention (in these messages) topics such as Brexit or President Trump “, thus wanting to redeem the publicity it has received in recent years.

Source: Deutsche Welle