Nigel Farage announced 30 minutes ago that he has quit UKIP.
Nigel Farage campaigned for the UK to leave the European Union for more than 25 years and for most of that time he was leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party.
UKIP was formed with one major goal in mind, to get the UK out of the European Union.
In 2016, Farage won the EU referendum and resigned from the party as leader.
However, today Mr Farage announced he is quitting the party altogether. He wrote an article in the Telegraph titled: “With a heavy heart, I am leaving Ukip. It is not the Brexit party our nation so badly needs”
Mr Robinson’s reason for leaving the party was its recent involvement with Tommy Robinson.
Farage said: “My heart sinks as I reflect on the idea that Tommy Robinson may be seen by some as a representative of the cause for which I have campaigned for so much of my adult life”
Mr Farage on Monday, tweeting: ‘Nigel Farage failed to get the UKIP MEPs to even have a vote of no confidence in me last Wed in Brussels.
‘He failed to get a vote through at yesterday’s NEC. Now he’s reduced to doing the rounds in the MSM attacking me. My crime? UKIP isn’t disappearing under my leadership.’
— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) December 4, 2018
I for one would love to see Farage join the Conservatives and turn the party around.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced he is leaving the party
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) December 4, 2018
Farage said on LBC: “I don’t recognise the party as that I helped to found all those years ago.
“I think the brand is tarnished. It cannot capitalise on the opportunities being presented to it.
“So with a very great reluctance, I have as of now, cancelled my membership of UKIP.”