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He’s never had a place at the top table of British politics – never succeeded in his many attempts to win a seat in the House of Commons – but he has changed the country more than just about any politician of his era.
Without Nigel Farage, there would have been no referendum , and no shock decision to leave the European Union. It was, he proudly declared, Britain’s ‘Independence Day’ and the culmination of his political career. And mission accomplished, he’s now announced his resignation as leader of the anti-Europe UK Independence Party (UKIP).
The British often complain that their politicians are dull and colourless. Nobody could say that of Nigel Farage. Unfailingly smartly dressed and smiling, always with something to say, and usually with a brimming pint of beer in his hand, he’s the saloon bar sage who led a popular uprising against the EU and unrestricted immigration.
Mr Farage, 52, is the son of a stockbroker, educated at an elite school, with a career as a commodities trader – yet he managed to portray himself as the anti-establishment outsider, telling truth to power. Many were uncomfortable with his illiberalism, but at a time when economic crisis and rapid social change eroded trust in mainstream political parties, there was a ready audience for his uncomplicated, populist message.
Under his flamboyant leadership, UKIP rose to be a powerful political force. It got more votes than any other party (though on a low turn-out) in Britain’s elections to the European Parliament two years ago. Nigel Farage remains a member of that Parliament – one he holds in contempt. “Most of you have never had a proper job in your life”, he told fellow MEPs in the aftermath of the ‘Leave’ referendum victory.
He has never been shy to express his opinions. “You have the charisma of a damp rag, and the appearance of a low grade bank clerk,” he once famously told an EU leader. While British diplomats and politicians shuddered with embarrassment, his supporters relished this forthright expression of British (or more accurately, English) nationalism.
When UKIP started winning over Euro-sceptic Conservative MPs, and appeared to be outflanking the Conservative party on the right, the Prime Minister David Cameron responded by pledging an ‘in-out’ referendum on EU membership. He hoped to finesse the split in his own party over Europe and to marginalise UKIP – but the plan blew up spectacularly in his face on June 23rd when voters ignored the government’s advice and decided to leave the EU.
Mr Farage has resigned as UKIP’s leader twice before. This time, he insists, there’s no coming back. He wasn’t easy to work with and plenty in the party are pleased to see him go. UKIP’s only MP tweeted his delight at the resignation. Others who have run foul of Mr Farage have been suspended or marginalised. But UKIP has been indelibly linked with its leader – and the party will find it difficult to emerge from his shadow.
The referendum outcome – the biggest shock in British politics for decades – has ended several top flight political careers. Mr Farage, at least, is going of his own volition.
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